When you’re using AVPlayer with Xamarin one of the difficulties can be troubleshooting. There’s an easy way to get error notification from AVPlayer that isn’t mentioned in the Xamarin documentation.
You probably already have something similiar to this line:
To get notification of errors as well, just add this line in the same place:
These events can be seen in:
In your playerItem, look in _playerItem.ErrorLog to see your error.