Android Question YouTube Android Player API


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as in the user does not have to have the YouTube App installed on their phone?
The api controls the Youtube app. The YT-App MUST be installed. Check the documentation you posted a link for.

How it works

The API client library interacts with a service that is distributed as a part of the YouTube app for the Android platform. The client library has a light footprint, meaning it won't adversely impact your app's file size, if you use ProGuard as part of your build process.

Note: Users need to run version 4.2.16 of the mobile YouTube app (or higher) to use the API.
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