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Play framework is supported only in ultimate edition of Intellij Idea.

Here, section Frameworks and Technologies.


For everyone else looking for an answer for Play 2.4+ the easiest way to get up and running is:

  1. Create a new Run Configuration – From the main menu, select Run -> Edit Configurations
  2. Click on the + to add a new configuration
  3. From the list of configurations, choose “SBT Task”
  4. In the “tasks” input box, simply put “run”
  5. Apply changes and select OK.

Now you can choose “Run” from the main Run menu and run your application

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