Product Overview

PlayReady Overview

Delivering premium content is a complex process. PlayReady has established a wide and deep Ecosystem that reaches a wide array of devices and OS to drive the optimal user experience.

Microsoft PlayReady is the Widest Deployed Content Protection Technology in the World

Microsoft PlayReady content protection is proven, versatile and scalable. The development of Microsoft PlayReady DRM technology is the culmination of over 14 years of research and development, significant patent portfolio with more than $2B invested in content protection technology. Microsoft provides valuable and reliable IP protection to over a thousand licensees from all parts of the ecosystem to deliver millions of secured, premium content and assets.

What makes PlayReady so effective in an ever evolving marketplace is Microsoft’s direct collaboration with the media industry leaders, content providers, OEMs, Service and Network Providers to develop features and functionality for premium entertainment scenarios.

PlayReady Enables and Protects Content Anywhere

Watch and engage with more content, on any device. PlayReady supports all content types and various user scenarios for premium VoD and Live TV. The flexible business models enables versatile user scenarios including subscription services, advertising, rentals and single purchases.

Microsoft provides security solutions to high volume platforms and mobile devices such as Windows, iOS, Android and Linux; enables content consumption via browsers and apps; as well as a large range of consumer electronic devices with the PR porting kit; including implementation for Game Consoles, Blu-ray and DVD players, Smart TVs, STBs etc.

Our business models enable licensees to work together to leverage their specific skill and expertise to create unique, compelling and successful services. Microsoft provides server and client components that work together, enabling seamless consumption of protected content on various endpoints and devices.

Microsoft PlayReady Provides End to End Ecosystem Enablement

The PlayReady platform provides a well-documented device porting kit and source code for hardware, application and system integrator partners. It also has a license server component to integrate easily into a service provider’s existing infrastructure. PlayReady offers a comprehensive secure content delivery and management solution that acts as a strong foundation for products, services and devices in the media and entertainment industry.


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