Angular 2 came out with async-await feature, async function is called when callback functions are used which return promise. The async  will either return value and the promise return that value, or it will return an exception and the promise  get rejected.

Let’s see how to use async-await in Angular 2+

An async has await expression, await creates an understanding between async and promise and holds async function to wait till the promise is return. As soon as promise return the value the async function gets executed. By using await expression you overcome using addition setTimeout() function inside you promise.



import { Injectable } from ‘@angular/core’;

import { Http } from ‘@angular/http’;


export class BitcoinPriceService {

private bitcoinRateUrl = ‘’;

constructor(private http: Http) { }

async getPrice(currency: string): Promise {

const response = await this.http.get(this.bitcoinRateUrl ).toPromise();

return response.json().bpi[currency].rate;





import { Component, OnInit } from ‘@angular/core’;

import { BitcoinPriceService  } from ‘./bitcoinPrice.service’;


selector: ‘my-app’,

template: ‘1 BTC = {{ price | currency:”USD” }}’


export class BitcoinPriceComponent implements OnInit {

price: number; constructor(private priceService: BitcoinPriceService ) { }

async ngOnInit() {

this.price = await this.priceService.getPrice(this.currency);



Above example shows how to use async function await expression in Angular 2+ project