Media3 ExoPlayer

A media player is an app-level component that allows playback of video and audio files. Such files can be stored locally or streamed over the Internet. Jetpack Media3 provides a Player interface that defines basic functionality such as the ability to play, pause, seek, and display track information.

ExoPlayer is the default implementation of this interface in Media3. Compared to Android's MediaPlayer API, it adds additional conveniences such as support for multiple streaming protocols, default audio and video renderers, and components that handle media buffering. ExoPlayer is easy to customize and extend, and can be updated through Play Store application updates.