EZDRM Device DRM Comparisons

At EZDRM we believe in using native DRM technology - and leverage of the best security that can be supported on each device type. The table below gives a comprehensive and current overview of the spectrum of software and hardware video client types and the type of DRMaaS service required to support secure video delivery to each client type.

HTML5 Browsers (EME)

Client Type Universal DRM PlayReady Widevine FairPlay WisePlay ClearKey
Apple Safari (v8+ on MacOS / v 11.2+ on iOS and iPad)
Google Chrome (iOS/iPad v 13.1+)
Google Chrome (v35+)
Microsoft Edge (iOS/iPad v 13.1+)
Microsoft Edge (Windows)
Microsoft Edge (Windows5, MacOS5, and Android)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (v 11+ on Windows OS 8.1+)
Mozilla Firefox (iOS / iPad v 13.1+)
Mozilla Firefox (v47+ on MacOS, Windows and Linux) 2
Opera (iOS / iPad v 13.1+)
Opera (v31+ MacOS & Windows)
Yandex

Mobile

Client Type Universal DRM PlayReady Widevine FairPlay WisePlay ClearKey
Apple iOS/iPad(v6+)
Google Android (v3-v4.3)
Google Android (v4.4-5.1)
Google Android (v6+)
Huawei Mobile Devices (Harmony OS) 4
Microsoft Windows Phone

STB and Casting

Client Type Universal DRM PlayReady Widevine FairPlay WisePlay ClearKey
Amazon Fire TV
Apple TV
Google Android TV
Google Chromecast
Google TV (2010-2014)
Roku

Smart TVs

Client Type Universal DRM PlayReady Widevine FairPlay WisePlay ClearKey
Android TV
LG (webOS 1,2 & Netcast)
LG (webOS 3.0+)
Samsung (Orsay 2010 model)
Samsung (Orsay 2011-2015 models)
Samsung (Tizen 2010-15 models)
Samsung (Tizen 2016-17 models)
Samsung (Tizen 2018+ models)
Smart TV Alliance (LG, Panasonic, Phillips, Toshiba) 3

Game Console

Client Type Universal DRM PlayReady Widevine FairPlay WisePlay ClearKey
Microsoft Xbox One/360/Series X/S
Sony PlayStation 3/4/5

Specifications

Client Type Universal DRM PlayReady Widevine FairPlay WisePlay ClearKey
HbbTV v1.5+
TNT v2.0+

HTML5 Browsers (EME)

Apple Safari (v8+ on MacOS / v 11.2+ on iOS and iPad)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Chrome (iOS/iPad v 13.1+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Chrome (v35+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Microsoft Edge (iOS/iPad v 13.1+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Microsoft Edge (Windows)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Microsoft Edge (Windows5, MacOS5, and Android)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Microsoft Internet Explorer (v 11+ on Windows OS 8.1+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Mozilla Firefox (iOS / iPad v 13.1+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Mozilla Firefox (v47+ on MacOS, Windows and Linux) 2
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Opera (iOS / iPad v 13.1+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Opera (v31+ MacOS & Windows)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Yandex
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey

Mobile

Apple iOS/iPad(v6+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Android (v3-v4.3)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Android (v4.4-5.1)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Android (v6+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Huawei Mobile Devices (Harmony OS) 4
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Microsoft Windows Phone
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey

STB and Casting

Amazon Fire TV
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Apple TV
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Android TV
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google Chromecast
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Google TV (2010-2014)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Roku
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey

Smart TVs

Android TV
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
LG (webOS 1,2 & Netcast)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
LG (webOS 3.0+)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Samsung (Orsay 2010 model)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Samsung (Orsay 2011-2015 models)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Samsung (Tizen 2010-15 models)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Samsung (Tizen 2016-17 models)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Samsung (Tizen 2018+ models)
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Smart TV Alliance (LG, Panasonic, Phillips, Toshiba) 3
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey

Game Console

Microsoft Xbox One/360/Series X/S
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
Sony PlayStation 3/4/5
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey

Specifications

HbbTV v1.5+
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey
TNT v2.0+
Universal DRM
PlayReady
Widevine
FairPlay
WisePlay
ClearKey

DRMs and Platforms

Along with the more stringent protection requirements associated with distribution of today's premium 4K and UHD content, there is a consistent demand for a more or less invisible DRM operational resource that will never adversely impact the user experience. Device operating systems and video streaming platforms have chosen to embed different Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies as native security options. It's often a complicated task to figure out which DRMs you need to support for your content to reach the device of choice. Hopefully, the content of the comparison matrix here will help make things a little clearer.

Notes:

  1. DASH CENC DRM is offered through EZDRM's Universal DRM offering and includes PlayReady, Widevine and WisePlay over DASH via CENC (Common Encryption).
  2. Refer to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm to learn how to enable DRM on Firefox.
  3. Not all Smart TV Alliance TVs support Widevine.
  4. WisePlay DRM is supported on Huawei phones and tablets that use Kirin 990 chips (EMUI 10.1 or later) or use other chips (EMUI 11.0 or later)
  5. Widevine in Edge on Windows and Mac OS is L3 - software level DRM only.

Our comparison matrix is up-to-date as of January 26, 2021. We try to keep it as current as we can, but as new devices come out, this list may become out of date. If you would like us to list your device, please let us know.