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FreeWheel improvements and more!

Android 3.11 is packed with some great updates! We have exposed HLS #EXT-X-DATERANGE tags that can be used to indicate when there are temporal breaks in a live stream—great for ad stitching. Speaking of advertising, we upgraded and made improvements to our FreeWheel ad client.


Release Date: February 14, 2020 (Build 93)


  • Upgrade FreeWheel ad support to version 6.32.0
  • Added support for playlist-level configuration of FreeWheel where the freewheelSettings can now be nested within an individual PlaylistItem. Use case descriptions and a code sample can be found here
  • Added post-roll ad support in the FreeWheel ad client
  • Added a new callback for In-Playlist Timed Metadata, which supports DATERANGE and PROGRAM-DATE-TIME tags. The DATERANGE and PROGRAM-DATE-TIME metadata events fire when playback enters the section of an HLS stream tagged with #EXT-X-DATERANGE or #EXT-X-PROGRAM-DATE-TIME.


  • Fixed an issue where onVisualQuality is not called when a stream automatically changes bitrate