Widevine

Widevine is a proprietary digital rights management (DRM) technology provider used by Google Chrome web browser, Android MediaDRM, Android TV, and other consumer electronics devices. Widevine Technologies was purchased by Google in 2010. Widevine technology supports various encryption schemes and hardware security to securely distribute video content to consumer devices according to rules defined by content owners. Widevine mainly provides a Content Decryption Module (CDM) as a client to Google Chrome and other browsers and devices. Widevine is free to use by content providers and as such does not charge any fees for license generation or device integration.


Widevine is a proprietary digital rights management (DRM) technology provider used by Google Chrome web browser, Android MediaDRM, Android TV, and other consumer electronics devices. Widevine Technologies was purchased by Google in 2010. Widevine technology supports various encryption schemes and hardware security to securely distribute video content to consumer devices according to rules defined by content owners. Widevine mainly provides a Content Decryption Module (CDM) as a client to Google Chrome and other browsers and devices. Widevine is free to use by content providers and as such does not charge any fees for license generation or device integration.
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