How To Play YouTube Videos In-App

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version:34.0.4
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): all

I’d like to add multiple youtube videos on a screen. How can I do this?

Option a) Using a YouTube API / react-native-youtube
PRO: seems easy to implement: http://www.reactnative.com/a-youtube-component-for-react-native/
CON: I’d have to detach my app from expo - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44891650/how-to-play-youtube-videos-using-expo

Option b) Using Webview
PRO: don’t have to detach to use
CON: seems Apple deprecated UIWebView and WebView last month (2019).

Option c) Using a gif instead of video
PRO: seems easy implementation with the Facebook Fresco library
CON: would have to detach from expo

I’m new to RN dev so sorry if this is a noob question. Since I dont know what I dont know, figured i’d ask. Please let me know if I’m missing anything or not clearly understanding the implications.

Just fyi, I’m not picky whether a screen with thumbnails takes users to another screen which plays the video individually (in app), or if users play the videos on the initial screen. The latter, I was hoping would work with gif but realized I would have to detach.

I’m am worried about detaching from expo, because I don’t know clearly my way with the bridge files, as I’ve been working under a ‘managed workflow’ this whole time, and don’t want to screw something up that’s big time.

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions.

Thank you v much.

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