React Hooks Video Player [2019]

Use only Functional Components and React Hooks with state and Styled Components to create a React js Video Player
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React Hooks Video Player [2019]
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (98 ratings)
8,119 students
React Hooks in stateless functional components
Styled Components
ES6 Syntax
Using Local Storage to persist state
Higher Order Components
React Router


  • Basic Javascript knowledge
  • Basic Coding knowledge
  • Basic CSS knowledge

Updated july 2019!

PLEASE NOTE! This course is deprecated and is now free. There's still some solid learning with React and hooks in it but I won't support it anymore.

Are you a developer and want to learn about the new React Hooks and Styled Components? Do you want a project oriented real world example? Do you like quick learning and straight down to the point? Then this is the course for you!

Guaranteed no "foo" and "bar" ... and no "to-do-list" app ;)

There's many great React.js courses out there but they're very huge and A LOT to grasp for beginners. My teaching style and belief is that you learn more by creating many smaller projects than one overwhelming 25 + hours course that tries to show you everything and don't focus on the fundamentals that much. So this is a 3 hour(ish) course where You'll learn how to create a Movie App from scratch based on The Movie DB API.

This is a "code along" style course that is quite fast paced. It will not go deep into hooks and styled components but will provide the basics. Therefore a great way to get started on React Hooks.

What will we do in the course?

We'll build a React Video Player where you can create a list of videos and select from the list. The Video Player can play both Vimeo and YouTube videos and will also persist state in local storage of played videos etc.

My main goal with this course is to mix fun with teaching. There's many tutorials and courses out there that are great but too complex and focus on a lot at the same time. Hope you enjoy this course as I did creating it.


In this course you'll learn:

- React Fundamentals with newly announced Hooks

- Stateless Functional Components

- JSX syntax and expressions

- Styled Components ( briefly )

- Higher Order Components (HOC)

- React Router

- Use Create-React-App

- Deploy the finished App

- ES6+ concepts and syntax

- Use Local Storage to keep state

Who this course is for:
  • developers that want to learn about React Hooks and Styled Components
Course content
7 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 55m total length
  • Introduction and Setup
  • Scaffolding the App
  • Setting up React Router
  • Styled Components - Intro and Global Styling
  • Styled Components - Component Styling
  • Styled Components - Themes and completing the styles
  • Preparing our app for Hooks
  • Hooks - Pre Example
  • Hooks - useState and a little trick
  • Hooks - useEffect
  • Creating a HOC
  • Creating the callback functions for the Video
  • Persisting state in Local Storage
  • Deploy and finishing words
  • BONUS - useCallback with React.memo to reduce re-rendering of components

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Thomas Weibenfalk
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Thomas is a multitalented digital native from Sweden. He has been developing webpages and web applications ever since Internet first became a phenomenon. He's been employed in several business areas such as Fintech and Advertising in different roles. Today he is a freelancer and work in both coding and design projects as he's also a skilled designer. His code and design experience range back to the C64 and Amiga era as he grew up by a computer since he was only seven years old. As he is a fullstack developer he mostly enjoys doing Front End code because it's the bridge between design and technology.