An interface element that lets you play video and audio content in your watchOS app.
- watchOS 2.0+
A movie object displays a poster image with a play button on top of it. When the user taps the play button, WatchKit plays the movie in a modal interface.
Do not subclass or create instances of this class yourself. Instead, define outlets in your interface controller class and connect them to the corresponding objects in your storyboard file. For example, to refer to a movie object in your interface, define a property with the following syntax in your interface controller class:
During the initialization of your interface controller, WatchKit creates any needed movie objects and assigns them to their associated outlets. At that point, you can use those objects to make changes to the onscreen content.
Do not attempt to play audio or video content while gathering heart rate data using Health Kit. If you use this class to play media, WatchKit automatically disables the gathering of heart rate data.
Supported Media Formats
Table 1 lists the encoding information to use when creating media files to play on a user’s Apple Watch. For audio and video assets played directly from your app, keep your clips relatively short. Short clips consume less space on disk, use less power, and take less time to download.
Video codec: H.264 High Profile
Bit rate: 160 kpbs at up to 30 fps
Full screen resolution: 208 x 260 in portrait orientation
16:9 resolution: 320 x 180 in landscape orientation
Audio bit rate: 32 kpbs stereo
Bit rate: 32 kbps stereo
Interface Builder Configuration Options
Xcode lets you configure information about your movie interface object in your storyboard file. Table 2 lists the attributes you can configure and their meaning.
The sizing behavior for the movie. Use this attribute to determine whether the movie maintains its aspect ratio and how it fills the available space. You can also configure this value programmatically using the
The placeholder image to display for your movie. When the user taps the poser image, the movie interface object presents a modal sheet with the actual movie contents. You can also configure this value programmatically using the