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  • Last Updated : 22 Nov, 2021

In this article, we are going to learn how we can add Youtube Video in NextJs. NextJS is a React-based framework. It has the power to Develop beautiful Web applications for different platforms like Windows, Linux, and mac. The linking of dynamic paths helps in rendering your NextJS components conditionally.

Approach: To add our Youtube video we are going to use the react-youtube package. The react-youtube package helps us to add Youtube videos anywhere in our app. So first, we will install the react-youtube package and then we will add a youtube video on our homepage.

Create NextJS Application: You can create a new NextJs project using the below command:

npx create-next-app gfg

Install the required package: Now we will install the react-youtube package using the below command:

npm i react-youtube

Project Structure: It will look like this.

Adding the Youtube Video: We can easily add the Youtube videos in our app after installing the react-youtube package. For this example, we are going to add a text highlighter to our homepage.

Add the below content in the index.js file:


import React from "react";
import YouTube from "react-youtube";
export default class YoutubeVideo 
extends React.Component {
  render() {
    const opts = {
      height: "390",
      width: "640",
      playerVars: {
        autoplay: 1,
    return (
        <h3>GeeksforGeeks - Youtube</h3>
        <YouTube videoId="sTnm5jvjgjM" 
            opts={opts} onReady={this._onReady} />
  _onReady(event) {;

Explanation: In the above example first, we are importing the Youtube component from the installed package. After that, we are creating a new constant variable to store the settings of the video player. Then we are adding our videoId and options to our Youtube Component. You can find the videoId in the youtube video link.

Steps to run the application: Run the below command in the terminal to run the app.

npm run dev


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