After adding the [player library](πŸ”—ο»Ώ) to your site, you can instantiate the player and play content.

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## Basic content playback

The following steps to play media assets with the player:

  1. Create a named `<div>` in the `<body>` of your page in the location where the player should appear.

  2. Call <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/players/reference/jwplayerdivsetup-options" target="_blank">`setup()`</a> with the [playlist](πŸ”—ο»Ώ) property to instantiate the player in the named `<div>`.

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    If you are embedding a self-hosted player, the player uses a default CDN.

    You can add the <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/players/reference/setup-options#rendering-and-loading" target="_blank">`base`</a> property to the player setup to override loading the default CDN and specify a different base URL to prepend to scripts.

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In addition to instantiating an instance of a player, <strong>setup()</strong> allows you to <a href="/reference/jwplayerdivsetup-options" target="_blank">enable and configure player features</a>. <strong>setup()</strong> is one of <a href="/players/reference/javascript-player-api-introduction" target="_blank">several methods</a> that can be used to interact with the player.

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