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    Youtube Video Player in Ionic 2 With Ionic Native

    Published on November 21, 2016
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      Youtube Video Player in Ionic 2 With Ionic Native

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      YoutubeVideoPlayer is part of Ionic Native, which is a set of wrappers for a curated list of Cordova plugins. These wrappers make it very easy to implement native functionality in your apps. Here let’s see how to setup a Youtube video player:

      First install the YoutubeVideoPlayer Cordova plugin:

      $ ionic plugin add https://github.com/Glitchbone/CordovaYoutubeVideoPlayer.git

      Then import it in your component:

      import { YoutubeVideoPlayer } from 'ionic-native';

      You can now use the openVideo() method:

      playVideo(videoId) {

      And now in your template it’s as simple as calling playVideo() with a valid Youtube video id:

      <input placeholder="Enter a video id" #videoId>
      <button ion-button (click)="openVideo(videoId.value)">
        <ion-icon name="play"></ion-icon>

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