audio player in flutter
audio player in flutter

Hi Guys, Welcome to Proto Coders Point, In this flutter tutorial we will learn how to play audio file by using assets_audio_player package that help you to play music from your project assets folder.

Video Tutorial

About Assets audio player package

This audio player flutter package is a very easy-to-use package that helps developers implement sound effects or play the audio files (mp3) from the assets folder, Can be used to develop apps that need some sound effects at a particular time (Eg: Game App).

Now with the latest update with the package, A new feature is been added i.e. we can play audio files from the network url or your own audio API & also listen to radio/Livestream audio music.

And if audio/music is playing & you exit the app, still the audio will be in background & show you Notification in notification bar you can also control the music that is playing from notification itself.

Feature of assets_audio_player package

You can play audio in various ways like

Assets File: Store audio in assets folder & play the audio by its path.

Network url: use exact url of audio file to play it.

Network livestream/radio url: use livestream url to play audio.

Various command/method to play with audio/sounds

  1. play()
  2. pause()
  3. stop()
  4. seek(Duration to)
  5. seekBy(Duration by)
  6. forword(speed)
  7. rewind(speed)
  8. next()
  9. previous().

There are more awesome feature that you can try ” to learn more about the assets audio player visit official site here

How to add & use assets audio player package in flutter

1. Add Dependencies

Open your flutter project & navigate to pubspec.yaml file & open it, then under dependencies add the audio player package.

    sdk: flutter
  cupertino_icons: ^1.0.0
  assets_audio_player: ^3.0.3+3 #add this

then don’t forget to hit pub get button, it will download the package in your flutter project.

2. Add audio/music file in a folder

Create new directory in your flutter project Eg: assets/sound/ and copy/paste a music audio file in it. Check out below screenshot.

3. Declare the path of audio assets directory in pubspec.yaml

We need to specily the path of the audio directory, so that the app can read the files from the directory.


  # To add assets to your application, add an assets section, like this:
    - assets/sound/

Snippet Code of Assets Audio Player Package

Importing the package

You need to import the audio player package in dart file, where you want to use it.

import 'package:assets_audio_player/assets_audio_player.dart';

Creating an instance of AssetAudioPlayer

AssetsAudioPlayer audioPlayer = AssetsAudioPlayer();  // this will create a instance object of a class

Now you can use audioPlayer object to set path of your audio file as shown below.

Open/initialize the audio file path

The below method create and initialize the audio file and play it automatically by default if you do not set autoStart: false.

if you don’t want autoplay of audio then you can set property autoStart: false,
& There is one more useful property called showNotification:true.
            autoStart: false,
            showNotification: true

This above snippet code will play sound only when play() method get triggered when button is been pressed. and display a notification.

Play audio from network or from your Audio API

void playAudioNetwork() async{
      await"URL PATH")

Method used to control the audio player

play(): play the audio file.

pause(): pause the audio file.

stop(): completly stop the audio, then if played again then song start from beginning.

playOrPause(): if audio playing, then pause else play.

next(): play next song from the list of songs.

previous(): play prev song from the list of songs.

Jump to specific audio time length

if you want to play the music a particular time file or if you want to forword or rewind the audio at particular time in audio file. 10));  // just to audio time 10

Forword or rewind the audio by specific time duration

audioPlayer.seekBy(Duration(seconds: 10));  // go 10 sec forword

audioPlayer.seekBy(Duration(seconds: -10));  /go -10 sec backwork

Learn more from offical site here.

Complete Source code Example on Assets Audio Player package


Check the output on my youtube channel, Video tutorial is above

Audio player in flutter


import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:assets_audio_player/assets_audio_player.dart';

void main() => runApp(MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      theme: ThemeData(
      home: MyHomePage(),

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  _MyHomePageState createState() => _MyHomePageState();

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage>
    with SingleTickerProviderStateMixin {
  late AnimationController
      iconController; // make sure u have flutter sdk > 2.12.0 (null safety)

  bool isAnimated = false;
  bool showPlay = true;
  bool shopPause = false;
  AssetsAudioPlayer audioPlayer = AssetsAudioPlayer();

  void initState() {
    // TODO: implement initState

    iconController = AnimationController(
        vsync: this, duration: Duration(milliseconds: 1000));'assets/sound/bobbyrichards.mp3'),autoStart: false,showNotification: true);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          centerTitle: true,
          title: Text("Playing Audio File Flutter"),
        body: Center(
          child: Column(
            children: [
    "",width: 300,),
              SizedBox(height: 30,),
                children: [
                 InkWell(child: Icon(CupertinoIcons.backward_fill),onTap: (){
                   audioPlayer.seekBy(Duration(seconds: -10));
                    onTap: () {
                    child: AnimatedIcon(
                      icon: AnimatedIcons.play_pause,
                      progress: iconController,
                      size: 50,
                  InkWell(child: Icon(CupertinoIcons.forward_fill),onTap: (){
                    audioPlayer.seekBy(Duration(seconds: 10));


  void AnimateIcon() {
    setState(() {
      isAnimated = !isAnimated;


  void dispose() {
    // TODO: implement dispose