iOSAVPlayer and AVPlayerViewController

Remarks

import AVKit, import AVFoundation.

Playing Media Using AVPlayerViewController

Objective-C

NSURL *url = [[NSURL alloc] initWithString:@"YOUR URL"]; // url can be remote or local

AVPlayer *player = [AVPlayer playerWithURL:url];    
// create a player view controller

AVPlayerViewController *controller = [[AVPlayerViewController alloc] init];
[self presentViewController:controller animated:YES completion:nil];
controller.player = player;
[player play];

Swift

let player = AVPlayer(URL: url) // url can be remote or local

let playerViewController = AVPlayerViewController()
// creating a player view controller
playerViewController.player = player
self.presentViewController(playerViewController, animated: true) {

    playerViewController.player!.play()
}

Playing Media using AVPlayer and AVPlayerLayer

Objective C

NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:@"YOUR URL"];
AVPlayer *player = [AVPlayer playerWithURL:videoURL];
AVPlayerLayer *playerLayer = [AVPlayerLayer playerLayerWithPlayer:player];
playerLayer.frame = self.view.bounds;
[self.view.layer addSublayer:playerLayer];
[player play];

Swift

let url = NSURL(string: "YOUR URL")
let player = AVPlayer(URL: videoURL!)
let playerLayer = AVPlayerLayer(player: player)
playerLayer.frame = self.view.bounds
self.view.layer.addSublayer(playerLayer)
player.play()

AVPlayer Example

AVPlayer *avPlayer = [AVPlayer playerWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"YOUR URL"]];

    AVPlayerViewController *avPlayerCtrl = [[AVPlayerViewController alloc] init];
    avPlayerCtrl.view.frame = self.view.frame;
    avPlayerCtrl.player = avPlayer;
    avPlayerCtrl.delegate = self;
    [avPlayer play];
    [self presentViewController:avPlayerCtrl animated:YES completion:nil