Add HTML to Android Activity or TextView

This is an example to demonstrate how we can add HTML in Android TextView using Java code,

  1. Add TextView to your Activity:
    <androidx.coordinatorlayout.widget.CoordinatorLayout xmlns:android=""
          android:id = "@+id/htmlView"
          android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
          android:layout_height = "wrap_content" />
  2. Now lets check the Java Code: src/
    public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
       String htmlCodeText = "<p style="background:green">Hello, this a HTML code!</p>";
       protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
          TextView htmlToTextView = findViewById(;
          htmlToTextView.setText(HtmlCompat.fromHtml(htmlCodeText, 0));
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