Getting started

Get an overview of the key features and requirements for the Fire OS SDK.

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A badge that displays 'Beta' With the JW Player Fire OS SDK, you can incorporate JW Player's technology into your apps. You can build apps that stream live feeds, showcase your video-on-demand content, provide monetization opportunities, and create engaging viewer experiences. You can also use this SDK with video content that is hosted with non-JW Player services.

Key features

  • Advertising support (VAST, VMAP, IMA, FreeWheel)
  • Analytics
  • Closed captions
  • DRM
  • Streaming


Item Notes
Android Studio 1. Download Android Studio.
2. Install Android Studio.

You can use other developement tools to build your Fire OS app. Our documentation demonstrates how to implement this SDK via Android Studio.
Fire OS 5 or
Fire OS 6
Your app must be leveraging either of these two operating systems
JW Player license Follow these steps if you work for a company that has a JW Player license:

1. Request an account from your company admin.
2. Follow the instructions in the welcome email.

Follow these steps if you are an independent developer who needs a license:

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1. Go to our Developer sign-up page.
2. Enter your email address at the top of the page.
3. Click Start for free.
4. Follow the instructions in the welcome email.
JW Player license key 1. From your Player Downloads & Keys page, scroll down to the Downloads section.
2. In the Downloads section, copy the LICENSE KEY for the Fire OS SDK (BETA).

NOTE: If you have more than one property in your account, select the property from the dropdown menu at the top of the page. Each property has a unique set of license keys.


This developer guide provides best practice approaches for implementing this SDK. We also provide comprehensive documentation for each class in our SDK reference.

Intended audience

This guide assumes that you have the necessary Android, Fire OS, and Java development skills to work successfully with this SDK. You should know how to build and compile Android applications using Android Studio and the latest tools from the Android Developers Kit.

Terms of service

By adding the JW Player SDK for iOS to your app, you agree to the JW Player Terms of Service.

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Getting started

Get an overview of the key features and requirements for the Fire OS SDK.

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