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Getting Started


The IBM Video Streaming Player SDK lets you play IBM Video Streaming live and recorded videos in your native applications. Using the native SDK gives you full control over the player, including a customizable native user interface, callbacks on status changes, and many more.

This document describes the basic steps to make a mobile app using the Player SDK for iOS.

Before you begin

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Account prerequisites

Please note that document assumes the following:

  • You have a registered user at
  • Your IBM Video Streaming user is entitled to use the IBM Video Streaming Player SDK specifically. Log-in to [Dashboard], and check [“API/SDK access”] under the “Integrations & Apps” section.

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Development prerequisites


We recommend using the most recent version of Xcode.

Minimum OS version

The Player SDK requires iOS 8.0 or above.