The first cloud-based DRM platform to support all major DRMs

The Intertrust ExpressPlay™ cloud DRM system provides complete, end-to-end content protection that meets even the toughest Hollywood standards. ExpressPlay is the only multi-DRM technology available across all popular platforms and formats.

Our service is cost-effective and easy to integrate, and our platform is very scalable both in terms of use of elastic cloud and of geographical coverage.

Complete, end-to-end protection – device credentials, content key storage, content encryption, multi-DRM license delivery, and secure playback

Select a complete out-of-the-box solution, or pick only the options you need.

ExpressPlay™ DRM Cloud Service

ExpressPlay™ DRM Cloud Service

The ExpressPlay DRM Cloud Service supports all the leading DRMs — Apple FairPlay, Google Widevine, Marlin, and Microsoft PlayReady. Use our Service API to manage your account and track activity.

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ExpressPlay™ Binary SDK

ExpressPlay™ Binary SDK

Using our pre-hardened binary SDK you can effortlessly enable Marlin DRM-protected playback in Android and iOS apps. A number of devices already support Marlin DRM and therefore will require no SDK. For Marlin DRM on iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS.

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ExpressPlay™ Packaging Tools

ExpressPlay™ Packaging Tools

Use ExpressPlay packaging tools to package your content, then securely store the content keys in your database or in our Keystore. The ExpressPlay KeyStore is a convenient, fully integrated and easy-to-use solution for managing content keys and content ID correlations.

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ExpressPlay DRM Client SDK

Deliver content seamlessly to any device or platform

The revolutionary ExpressPlay DRM platform supports Apple FairPlay, Google Widevine, Marlin DRM, and Microsoft PlayReady. With a single SDK, reduce costs by eliminating the need to distribute multiple versions of protected assets.

Moreover, DRM overcomes the challenges of the diverse device landscape (myriad flavors of Android, iOS, etc). Efficiently implement offline playback of content on mobile devices, while minimizing the need for complex backend systems and professional services.

Multi-DRM Support

UHD/4K Support

Compliance with MovieLabs specifications for premium content deployments such as UHD/4K resolution and early release availability

Hollywood studios require enhanced Hardware Security for premium UHD/4K content to ensure that their content is delivered securely. With industry-leading encryption options, a trusted execution environment, HDCP 2.2 Compliance, and watermarking, ExpressPlay UHD is one of the most simple and secure ways to protect premium content.

While a traditional DRM service provides security only when accessing content, ExpressPlay supports session-based watermarking to track any unauthorized redistribution of premium content. ExpressPlay has partnered with Content Armor and Friend MTS, to embed state-of-art forensic watermarking that remains with the content, regardless of how it might be transcoded or altered.

Marlin DRM Support

Open standard compatible

Developed by Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips and Intertrust, Marlin DRM is a multi-device, multi-media format open standard DRM used by major media distribution services worldwide. ExpressPlay and the Marlin Development community have worked with consumer electronics and chip manufacturers to build-in Marlin support for connected TVs, set-top boxes and other CE devices.

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Offline Support

Entertain captive audiences everywhere

Marlin DRM gives users the ability to enjoy protected content even when an Internet connection isn’t available. Our partners use this feature to provide entertainment to passengers in airplanes, trains and taxis, as well as to users in locations with under-developed broadband infrastructure.

Tamper Resistance

Secure from Source to Customer

Our ExpressPlay binary SDK includes whiteCryption’s industry-leading Application Shielding solutions for code and data security. This award-winning enterprise solution protects applications at the source code level with state-of-the-art tamper resistance technology and secures secrets and keys using the battle-tested white-box cryptography we use in Secure Key Box. You can rest assured that your content and the platform protecting it are secure.

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SDK Source

New to DRM?

Would you like to learn more about the basic principles of Digital Rights Management?

Then please watch our What is DRM animated video and read this blog post to demystify the concept.

Trusted to protect the content of some of the largest media companies in the world


Trusted by major Hollywood studios, ExpressPlay is the leading DRM technology in China. It is also part of national video distribution initiatives in UK, Italy and Japan.

Customer Testimonials

What people are saying about ExpressPlay

Session-based watermarking is critically important, particularly in a large market such as China. ExpressPlay’s offering allows us to aggressively pursue new distribution opportunities that consumers want, such as early-window movie releases that are much closer to theatrical release dates, while appropriately managing the piracy risk that comes with them.

Hanno Basse

CTO, 20th Century Fox

ExpressPlay is a trusted solution for managing digital content rights and offers a broad set of functionality. We can now better solve the complexity of multi-DRM for our customers by giving Primetime customers the ability to protect their content with a solution that simplifies and streamlines workflows.

Jeremy Helfand

Vice President, Adobe Primetime

We selected Intertrust’s ExpressPlay DRM technology for two reasons. It is a proven technology used in consumer devices like TVs and consumer gaming consoles, and meets all of our IFE specific requirements for eXW. With ExpressPlay, our customers can offer a premium wireless entertainment experience backed by robust security endorsed and approved by the leading content providers that serve our industry.

Laurie da Silva

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Panasonic Avionics

After investigating different DRM options for the Italian market, we chose Marlin because it is an open standard, pan-European, and allows us the flexibility we need to build out a sophisticated yet user-driven service. ExpressPlay provides a scalable and cost-effective solution for building out our services. With ExpressPlay, we do not need to build and maintain our own server farms for Marlin, as we can leverage Intertrust’s robust cloud services instead.

Alberto Sigismondi

CEO, Tivù

YouView and ExpressPlay grew up together. ExpressPlay was developed to provide companies such as Channel 5 with a cloud based license delivery service, making it easier to complete those tasks.

Clive Malcher

Head of Technology and Operations, Channel 5

We chose ExpressPlay because it was developed by Intertrust, the global leader in DRM and trusted computing technologies. ExpressPlay’s use of Marlin DRM has a proven track record in Japan when it was selected by the Japan IPTV Forum in 2008 and deployed to every connected TV and set top box in our country. By licensing ExpressPlay, we will continue to offer secure, premium content pleasing both content distribution companies and our customers.

Bunji Yamamoto

Streaming Engineer, IIJ

Through our partnership with Intertrust, we are able to protect the content on traditional web browsers, mobile platforms, and other OTT platforms. As the inventor of many of the core technologies used in modern Internet content distribution, Intertrust is the best choice for DRM for high value Internet video services, which is why we chose ExpressPlay to protect and distribute our assets.

Shihong Liu

Director of Technology, 1905

The 4K/UHD market has taken off, and we are committed to provide the highest level of security to operators and OTT service providers to offer the richest media experience to consumers. ExpressPlay UHD with MStar TEE offers the complete security solution for the 4K market, and delivers secure, renewable, and updatable media protection technology to operators and OTT service providers.

Wayne Tsai

Marketing Director, MStar

As a leading digital TV software-based solution, Intertrust’s ExpressPlay is providing an important layer of the overall security platform. By integrating our hardware cores with Marlin DRM, this solution can provide a robust, flexible, and cost-effective foundation to more effectively protect content and services from theft.

Paul Kocher

President and Chief Scientist, Rambus Cryptography Research Division