How to Download Bluesky In-App Media Player

Play as you scroll on Bluesky!

Bluesky update 1.61 is here. While the app is still in beta state, constant additions in new features and upgrades have piqued the interest of potential users. One such feature that was introduced is the in-app video media player. So how can you download the in-app media player on Bluesky and play embedded music on it? We’ll guide you through the process, let’s begin.

how to download bluesky in-app media player

How to Download Bluesky In-App Media Player

Bluesky’s built-in video and music player supports YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Twitch embedded links. You do not need to download a standalone app to play any media in Bluesky. It is integrated into the platform. Just update the app and voila!

Unlike how Twitter, aka X, auto-plays videos in the posts, Bluesky works differently. It does not play the content automatically. Rather, users need to tap and trigger it to watch or listen. Hence, you, as a user have the choice whether to interact with the audio-video post or not.

Also Read: How to Browse Bluesky without Login or Account

What is the Image Upload Code for Making a Bluesky Post?

As Bluesky Social runs on the open-source Authenticated Transfer (AT) protocol, many programmers and developers have tried to develop their codes and modules to upload images and make posts on the platform.

1. Provide a uint8array of the image and set the MIME type. Presently, Bluesky only supports JPG and PNG formats.

const testPng = await agent.uploadBlob(testPng, {encoding: "image/png"});

Once the image is uploaded, here’s how to create a post. Use the method and include the image in the embed field. Depending on whether to want to attach images, a website card, or a reference to another Bluesky post.

const result = await{
  text: 'Post Text',
  reply: {
    parent: {
      uri: notif.uri,
      cid: notif.cid,
    root: {
      uri: notif.uri,
      cid: notif.cid,
  embed: {
    images: [
        alt: "",
    $type: "app.bsky.embed.images",

Also Read: How to Hide Post on Bluesky

Why am I facing Problems Uploading Photos to Bluesky?

There are several reasons why you might be facing problems while uploading photos on BluesSky. Below are a few:

  • The file is too large. If the file size exceeds the limit, it will not get uploaded.
  • The image type is not compatible.
  • The Bluesky version is not up to date.
  • There is an internet connectivity issue.
  • Temporary error on the platform.

Now that you know how to download the in-app media player on Bluesky, it’s time to enjoy audio-visual content and wait for more features to keep coming to the app. If you have any queries or suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments section. Stay tuned to TechCult for more informative blogs.

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