Skip to Content
Mux Docs: Home

Monitor React native video

This guide walks through integration with react-native-video to collect video performance metrics with Mux Data.

Beta SDK

This SDK is currently beta. See the Known Issues and Caveats in the README on GitHub.


The following data can be collected by the Mux Data SDK when you use the React Native Video SDK, as described below.

Supported Features:

  • Engagement metrics
  • Quality of Experience Metrics
  • Available for deployment from a package manager

Video Quality metrics are not available.

1Install @mux/mux-data-react-native-video

Include the Mux JavaScript SDK on every page of your web app that includes video.

npm install --save @mux/mux-data-react-native-video

2Wrap your Video component

Get your ENV_KEY from the Mux environments dashboard.

Env Key is different than your API token

ENV_KEY is a client-side key used for Mux Data monitoring. These are not to be confused with API tokens which are created in the admin settings dashboard and meant to access the Mux API from a trusted server.

Wrap your Video component with the muxReactNativeVideo higher-order-component.

import app from './package.json' // this is your application's package.json
import Video from 'react-native-video'; // import Video from react-native-video like your normally would
import muxReactNativeVideo from '@mux/mux-data-react-native-video';

// wrap the `Video` component with Mux functionality
const MuxVideo = muxReactNativeVideo(Video);

// Pass the same props to `MuxVideo` that you would pass to the
// `Video` element. All of these props will be passed through to your underlying react-native-video component
// Include a new prop for `muxOptions`
    application_name:,            // (required) the name of your application
    application_version: app.version,      // the version of your application (optional, but encouraged)
    data: {
      env_key: 'YOUR_ENVIRONMENT_KEY',     // (required)
      video_id: 'My Video Id',             // (required)
      video_title: 'My awesome video',
      player_software_version: '5.0.2',     // (optional, but encouraged) the version of react-native-video that you are using
      player_name: 'React Native Player',  // See metadata docs for available metadata fields

3Make your data actionable

The required fields in the muxOptions that you pass into the MuxVideo component are application_name, data.env_key and data.video_id. However, without some metadata the metrics in your dashboard will lack the necessary information to take meaningful actions. Metadata allows you to search and filter on important fields in order to diagnose issues and optimize the playback experience for your end users.

Pass in metadata under the data on initialization.

    application_name:,            // (required) the name of your application
    application_version: app.version,      // the version of your application (optional, but encouraged)
    data: {
      env_key: 'ENV_KEY',
      // Site Metadata
      viewer_user_id: '', // ex: '12345'
      experiment_name: '', // ex: 'player_test_A'
      sub_property_id: '', // ex: 'cus-1'
      // Player Metadata
      player_name: '', // ex: 'My Main Player'
      player_version: '', // ex: '1.0.0'
      player_init_time: '', // ex: 1451606400000
      // Video Metadata
      video_id: '', // ex: 'abcd123'
      video_title: '', // ex: 'My Great Video'
      video_series: '', // ex: 'Weekly Great Videos'
      video_duration: '', // in milliseconds, ex: 120000
      video_stream_type: '', // 'live' or 'on-demand'
      video_cdn: '' // ex: 'Fastly', 'Akamai'

For more information, view Make your data actionable.

Release Notes

Current release

  • Update mux-embed to v4.30.0

Previous releases

  • Update mux-embed to v4.29.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.28.1
  • Add renditionchange events for Android

  • Introduces error tracking

  • Bug fix for rebuffering metrics

  • Update mux-embed to v4.28.0

  • fix an issue where seek latency could be unexpectedly large

  • fix an issue where seek latency does not include time at end of a view

  • Update mux-embed to v4.27.0

  • Update mux-embed to v4.26.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.25.1
  • Update mux-embed to v4.25.0
  • Fix an issue where beacons over a certain size could get hung and not be sent

  • Update mux-embed to v4.24.0

  • Fix an issue where tracking rebuffering can get into an infinite loop

  • Update mux-embed to v4.23.0

  • Update mux-embed to v4.22.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.21.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.20.0
  • Improve accuracy of react-native-video rebuffer tracking

  • Update mux-embed to v4.19.0

  • Allow for timeupdates less than 250ms
  • Update mux-embed to v4.18.0
  • Support player_error_context in errorTranslator

  • Update mux-embed to v4.17.0

  • Adds support for new and updated fields: renditionchange, error, DRM type, dropped frames, and new custom fields

  • Update mux-embed to v4.16.0

  • Update mux-embed to v4.15.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.14.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.13.4
  • Update mux-embed to v4.13.3
  • Update mux-embed to v4.13.2
  • Update mux-embed to v4.13.1
  • Upgraded internal webpack version

  • Update mux-embed to v4.13.0

  • Publish package to NPM
  • Update mux-embed to v4.12.1
  • Update mux-embed to v4.12.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.11.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.10.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.9.4
  • Use common function for generating short IDs
  • Update mux-embed to v4.9.3
  • Update mux-embed to v4.9.2
  • We now expose the emit function the SDK uses which allows developers to manually invoke an event emission.
  • Update mux-embed to v4.9.1
  • Update mux-embed to v4.9.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.8.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.7.0
  • Update mux-embed to v4.6.2
  • Update mux-embed to v4.6.1
  • Bump mux-embed to 4.6.0
  • Fix an issue where playerID is null when wrapping the component with react-native-video-controls.
  • Update mux-embed to v4.2.0
  • Fix an issue where views that resulted from programchange may not have been tracked correctly
  • Fix an issue where if destroy was called multiple times, it would raise an exception
  • Initial release

Was this page helpful?