Microsoft PlayReady DRM technology offers a comprehensive content delivery and management solution for mobile devices, set top boxes, consumer electronics products and software platforms.


Highly secure. Highly flexible.

More than ever before, studios and content owners are requesting hardware-assisted protection for their content. Integration of PlayReady into a new chipset provides value to the end user and ensures compatibility with a growing, DRM standard.

Microsoft’s DRM technology allows manufacturers to match and surpass the requirements of studios and content owners for top level protection and directly increases the value of a chipset by touching more elements in the video pipeline.


Any content, any device, anytime.

By offering a universal DRM solution, PlayReady allows OEMs and device manufacturers to increase product value with new services like OTT and VOD and decrease production costs through a simplified production chain. PlayReady-compliant component manufacturers and a complete reference architecture and SDK make integration simple and cost-effective.

For content owners, PlayReady allows for the use of multiple monetization channels across different business models including subscription services, advertising revenue, rentals and single purchases.


The best experience for your end users.

Microsoft PlayReady gives content service providers the ability to create a powerful end-user experience that supports a unique and evolving business model.

By enabling services like OTT, VOD, and Live TV with Catch-Up on mobile devices, desktop PCs and TVs, PlayReady offers the flexibility of a scalable multimedia delivery platform. At any time, service providers can enhance offerings with specific content like audio tracks, multichannel audio or closed captioning, or new target platforms.


Create a custom end user experience.

It is possible for ISVs and systems integrators to develop and distribute devices, services and complete back-ends that are PlayReady supported. ISVs can now extend solutions with client apps on relevant platforms using a powerful, ready to use technology that offers scalability in the marketplace.

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