Advantages of using Akamai's Android AMP SDK

Document created by Orlando Sanchez Martinez Employee on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Herberth Alvarado on Apr 9, 2017
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ExoPlayer was integrated into the AMP SDK to give our users an alternate decoding method, and a chance to try the playback of two new online video streaming standards: MPEG-Dash and Smooth Streaming.


Here are some of the benefits of integrating the AMP SDK, instead of directly using ExoPlayer:


  • Support
    • A dedicated team on Akamai to troubleshoot problems reported by customers.
    • Android developers working not only in customer support, but also working on improvements and new features.
  • Fast integration and API simplicity
    • AMP's learning curve is very low, due to an almost "drag and drop" integration and more intuitive methods available to use.
  • Contributions to OSS
    • Using our team’s knowledge in the player business to propose fixes or even improvements for ExoPlayer. Working on the legal arrangements to contribute to the Open Source Community.
  • Support for older Android versions
  • Modules
    • Close Captions
      • CEA-608
      • WebVTT
    • ID3 Tags
    • Ads
      • Google IMA
      • Freewheel
    • Analytics
      • Akamai Media Analytics
      • Google Analytics
      • Comscore Streamsense
      • Adobe Heartbeat
      • Nielsen DCR
      • Nielsen DTVR
    • UI Module
      • Mobile
      • TV
    • Google Chromecast Module
    • 360 and VR support (Beta)
    • Akamai products
      • Infinite Media Acceleration
      • Media Acceleration and Efficiency