Lottie Animation with Merge Paths

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 35
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android

I’m having problem to use Lottie within Expo environment.
Steps to reproduce:

expo init TestingLottieExpo
# using blank template
# using yarn
cd TestingLottieExpo
expo install lottie-react-native
#success Saved lockfile.
#success Saved 4 new dependencies.
#info Direct dependencies
#└─ lottie-react-native@2.6.1
#info All dependencies
#├─ dedent@0.6.0
#├─ lottie-ios@2.5.0
#├─ lottie-react-native@2.6.1
#└─ react-native-safe-module@1.2.0

Then I edited the App.js.

import React from 'react';
import { StyleSheet, Text, View } from 'react-native';
import LottieView from 'lottie-react-native';

export default function App() {
  return (
    <View style={styles.container}>
      <Text>Open up App.js to start working on your app!</Text>


const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: '#fff',
    alignItems: 'center',
    justifyContent: 'center',

Add the animation in the assets folder.
Then I start the expo and run on Android emulator.

Right after downloading the bundle, the app crashes.
Everything works normal in the iOS simulator.

Created a topic about a month ago with the same issue: Lottiefiles crashes on Android [SDK 34] Still no solution found…

There is also a github issue: [Android] Update Lottie After Upgrade >= RN0.60 · Issue #5559 · expo/expo · GitHub

What I think is that we need v3 of lottie-react-native to solve this problem, however that requires a react-native version 0.60.0 or higher and Expo is currently based on 0.59.8. I’am afraid we have to wait until Expo 36?

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