ExpressPlay Multi-DRM Service – DRM Platform Comparison & Client Compatibility

The Intertrust ExpressPlay Multi-DRM Service is compliant with, and conforms to, the specifications for the following DRMs:

It is important to note that maintaining client compatibility and compliance with a given DRM schema is the sole responsibility of the device maker. In other words, the working assumption of the ExpressPlay multi-DRM service is that the receiving device has a fully compliant implementation of the DRM schema that the service operators intend to use.

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DRM Platform Comparison per Client Type

DRM Platform Comparison: Smart TVs / Connected TVs

Smart TV Brand

FairPlay Streaming

Microsoft PlayReady

Widevine Modular
(native DRM client)

Marlin DRM
(ExpressPlay Source SDK / porting kit)

Samsung (Tizen) Models 2017-2018+

Samsung (Tizen) Models 2015-2017

Samsung (Orsay) Models 2010-2015

Smart TV Alliance:
LG, Philips, Toshiba, Panasonic

Sony TV

Roku TV

DRM Platform Comparison: Set-top Boxes and Streaming (Casting) Devices

STB & Streaming

FairPlay Streaming
(native DRM client)

Microsoft PlayReady

Widevine Modular
(native DRM client)

Marlin DRM
(ExpressPlay Source SDK)

Chromecast

Android TV

Roku

Apple TV

Amazon Fire TV

DRM Platform Comparison: Mobile Support – DRM Clients

OS

FairPlay Streaming
(native DRM client)

Microsoft PlayReady

Widevine Modular
(native DRM client)

Marlin DRM
(ExpressPlay Binary SDK)

Android (4.4+)

Android (4.0-4.3)

iOS (9+)

DRM Platform Comparison: Desktop Browser Support – DRM-Compatible HTML5 Media Player

Browser

FairPlay Streaming
(native DRM client)

Microsoft PlayReady

Widevine Modular
(native DRM client)

Marlin DRM

Chrome

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge

Safari

DRM Platform Comparison: Mobile Browser Support – DRM-Compatible HTML5 Media Player

Browser

FairPlay Streaming
(native DRM client)

Microsoft PlayReady

Widevine Modular
(native DRM client)

Marlin DRM

Chrome for Android

Firefox for Android

Microsoft Edge for Android

Safari for iOS

DRM Platform Comparison: Industry Standards / Specifications

Industry Standard

FairPlay Streaming

Microsoft PlayReady

Widevine Modular

Marlin DRM

TNT (2.0+)

HbbTV (1.5+)

For more information about Apple FairPlay Streaming, Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine Modular, or Marlin DRM, please reach out to our team for a full DRM platform comparison.