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TV UI Integration

The following document describes how to implement TV UI module from AMP Android SDK.


Before you continue be aware that AMP Android SDK can be integrated with different approaches:

  • AMP Basic Integration: AMP Android SDK has a standard API to implement all features. AMP Basic Integration. It requires more code development and gives more freedom. For example: it allows UI control customization, rebuild the UI Controls completely, integration of Server Side Ad Insertion like DAI and Client Side Ad Insertion like IMA at the same time.
  • AMP Player Wrapper Integration: AMP Android SDK has a Wrapper module called AmpPlayer module. This module simplifies the implementation even further. It is intended for customers who want a quick integration, with almost no customizations and a default UI. The AMP Player module unifies and coordinates all the different plugins we provide: playback, UI (scrubbar, buttons and events), Close Captions, ads and analytics. With this new module we are saving the developer most integration effort, by providing a single drag and drop plugin that will provide production quality results in a matter of a few minutes.

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The rest of this guide assumes you have successfully integrated AMP’s Core (you are able to play back a video): Basic Integration

Getting started

For reference, check the TVUISample Android Studio sample project in the release package. To integrate the plugin into your app, you need to:

1) From modules/UITV/libs, add the amp-ui-tv.aar to your project’s /libs folder.

2) Copy the following lines in your runnable module build.gradle file

    compile(name:'amp-ui-tv', ext:'aar')
    compile ''
    compile ''

3) In the Activity where playback is handled, import the following Java packages:


4) Implement the MediaControlBarManager.OnRemoteControlActionsListener callback in the Activity that handles the playback, this will allow you to receive actions related to the TV’s remote control:

    public boolean onRemoteActionReceived(MediaControlBarManager.RemoteControlAction action){
        switch (action) {
            case PLAY:
                return true;
            case PAUSE:
                return true;
            case FAST_FORWARD:
                return true;
            case REWIND:
                return true;
            case CAPTION_ON:
                return true;
            case CAPTION_OFF:
                return true;
                return false;

5) Implement two instances of the following objects:

    private MediaPlayerController mediaPlayerController;
    private MediaControlBarManager mediaControlBarManager;

6) Create a View type fragment on the activity’s xml layout as follows:

        android:layout_height="match_parent" />

7) Create an instance of the Fragment controller in the code as follows:

    mediaPlayerController = (MediaPlayerController) getFragmentManager().findFragmentById(;

8) On the onResourceReady() callback, create an instance of the Controller Manager and set the VideoPlayerView object to it:

    mediaControlBarManager = new MediaControlBarManager(this, this, mediaPlayerController);

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