How to Add Play Video in React Native Expo Application?

Jul 14, 2022 . Admin

Hi Guys,

I am going to show you example of how to add play video in react native expo application. This tutorial will give you simple example of how to play video with react native and expo. let’s discuss about how to create react native video player using expo. I explained simply about react native expo video player example. follow bellow step for how to pause and play video in react native using expo.

Let's start following example:

Step 1: Download Project

In the first step run the following command to create a project.

expo init ExampleApp
Step 2: Install and Setup

First of all you have to install expo-av package.

expo install expo-av
Step 3: App.js

In this step, You will open the App.js file and put the code.

import * as React from 'react';
import { View, StyleSheet, StatusBar } from 'react-native';
import { Video } from 'expo-av';

const App = () => {
    const video = React.useRef(null);
    const [status, setStatus] = React.useState({});

    return (
        <View style={styles.container}>
            <View style={styles.videoContainer}>
                        uri: '',
                    onPlaybackStatusUpdate={status => setStatus(() => status)}
            <StatusBar />

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
    container: {
        flex: 1,
        justifyContent: 'center',
        backgroundColor: '#FFF',
        padding: 10,
    video: {
        alignSelf: 'center',
        width: '100%',
        height: 400,
    buttons: {
        flexDirection: 'row',
        justifyContent: 'center',
        alignItems: 'center',
    videoContainer: {
        shadowColor: '#000',
        shadowOffset: { 
            width: 0, 
            height: 1 
        shadowOpacity: 0.8,
        shadowRadius: 2,
        elevation: 2,
        padding: 15,

export default App;
Run Project

In the last step run your project using the below command.

expo start

You can QR code scan in Expo Go Application on mobile.

Output :

It will help you...

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