PlayReady is a content DRM system by Microsoft. With over a thousand licensees, the systems delivers millions of secured content and assets to end-users, and enables them to watch this premium content on any device – in and outside their homes. As one of the widest deployed content protection technology in the world, PlayReady supports all content types and video platforms, and has a tight integration with Microsoft platforms. 


What is PlayReady DRM?

PlayReady is an access protection technology for the management of secured content and services. The technology enables licensees to seamless share and protect their content among devices and between people. It supports a wide range of video and audio codecs, any type of content, and a variety of business models (including subscription, advertising, rental, promotion and pre-loaded content). To facilitate legal distribution of content between devices, user domains and embedded licenses are implemented.

Key features

Microsoft PlayReady key features includes:

  • Domains
  • Embedded license
  • Extended format support
  • Silverlight support
  • WMDRM content support
  • Industry standard cryptography AES and EEC
  • Unified device porting kit
  • Adopted by major standards at World Wide levels: DECE, DASH
  • Enables premium content without plug-ins in the browser using HTML5 EME and MPEG-DASH
  • Key Rotation, Live TV, and Blackout  support
  • Software development kit for iOS

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