YoutubeVideo .currentTime

I am trying to read the current playback time of a youtube video. But whatever I try, I can’t get it to work.

What is my best approach?
I was thinking by doing it through JavaScript

  • getting the element of the YoutubeVideo
  • if null, set a variable to -1
  • if not null, set a variable to the value retrieved from the video element’s property .currentTime

But Whatever I try, I can’t read the variable.