Microsoft PlayReady Enhanced Content Protection
Since 1999, Microsoft PlayReady Content Protection has been the most trusted DRM technology by studios
and content owners. Devices using PlayReady Software based implementations are approved for 720p and
1080p content. As the industry moves beyond HD, introducing full 1080p, UHD, 4K and higher
resolutions, as well as early window content, Microsoft recognized the need for a higher level of
content security, and evolved its hardware based DRM to address content owners' requirements.
Through close collaboration with various stakeholders in the media industry, Microsoft released a
new version of the PlayReady product suite as well as a new governance model to address these challenges.