• Wowza DRM overview

    Wowza DRM technology in Wowza™ media server software provides integration with third-party digital rights management (DRM) key management systems to add on-the-fly encryption for live and video-on-demand workflows. For live workflows, per-stream encryption is available with the ability to rotate keys. For on-demand workflows, per-asset and per-session encryption is available with the ability to rotate keys. Both live and on-demand key rotation support is available for Apple HTTP Live Streaming (Apple HLS).

    Currently, integration is supported for the following key management systems:

    • BuyDRM KeyOS. Supports Microsoft PlayReady protected Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming playback with BuyDRM players on iOS-based devices (iPhone/iPad) and Windows Phone devices.

    • EZDRM. Supports Smooth Streaming playback with Silverlight clients.

    • Verimatrix VCAS. Supports Apple HLS playback with ViewRight clients on iOS-based devices, Android devices, PCs, and set-top boxes.


    Wowza DRM works with the following Wowza media server software versions:

    • Wowza Streaming Engine™

    • Wowza Media Server™ (version 3 and later)

    Licensing Wowza DRM

    Pro Edition licenses for Wowza Streaming Engine™ software provide for unlimited connections to the media server software instance and enable use of the Wowza DRM technology that's integrated with each licensed instance.

    Note: If you purchased a license for Wowza media server software before January 1, 2015, contact sales@wowza.com to learn more about how to license Wowza DRM.

    Additional resources

    To get started with Wowza DRM technology, see the following articles: