YouTube launches API for video embedding on Android
YouTube has just launched its Android API which allows developers the ability to more fully integrate their apps with the world’s most popular video sharing service. The new API also allows developers to embed high-quality videos without having to route users to YouTube’s website.
The API was pre-announced at this year’s Google I/O, but launched only yesterday as an experimental form. YouTube doesn’t expect that there will be any major interface changes going forward.
The API supports HD playback, fullscreen playback, and closed captions on devices running Android 2.2 or newer. Support for closed captions, YouTube ads, and integration is also included in the Android YouTube app.
Further information about the API can be found on YouTube’s API Blog post that announced the new feature.