The minimum Android versions required for core ExoPlayer use cases are:
|Use case||Android version number||Android API level|
|DASH (no DRM)||4.1||16|
|DASH (Widevine CENC; “cenc” scheme)||4.4||19|
|SmoothStreaming (no DRM)||4.1||16|
|SmoothStreaming (PlayReady SL2000)||AndroidTV||AndroidTV|
|HLS (no DRM)||4.1||16|
|HLS (AES-128 encryption)||4.1||16|
For a given use case, we aim to support ExoPlayer on all Android devices that satisfy the minimum version requirement. Known device specific compatibility issues are listed below. Device specific issues on our GitHub issue tracker can be found here.
- FireOS (version 4 and earlier) - Whilst we endeavour to support FireOS devices, FireOS is a fork of Android and as a result we are unable to guarantee support. Device specific issues encountered on FireOS are normally caused by incompatibilities in the support that FireOS provides for running Android applications. Such issues should be reported to Amazon in the first instance. We are aware of issues affecting FireOS version 4 and earlier. We believe FireOS version 5 resolved these issues.
- Nexus Player (only when using an HDMI to DVI cable) - There is a known issue affecting Nexus Player, only when the device is connected to a monitor using a certain type of HDMI to DVI cable, which causes video being played too quickly. Use of an HDMI to DVI cable is not realistic for an end user setup because such cables cannot carry audio. Hence this issue can be safely ignored. We suggest using a realistic end user setup (e.g., the device connected to a TV using a standard HDMI cable) for development and testing.