Certified “Wise” with WideVine Certification

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Novoda are now a certified Google Implementation Partner for Widevine Modular DRM. In case you weren’t aware, Widevine Modular DRM provides support for the latest industry standards for content protection on multiple platforms—especially Android.

After a lot of hard graft, study, and being shipped half-way around the world to talk to the Widevine guys directly in sunny rainy Seattle USA, my colleague Volker Leck and I finally received our shiny Widevine certificates. It may have taken two days without sleep, 4 flights, 2 taxis, missing the Super Bowl, lost luggage, and a lot of coffee, but it was worth it.


Recently, Novoda has been working with a number of video content streaming partners and helping them in their endeavor to provide the best solutions to their customers. And a best solution also means a smooth experience when watching video that is protected by DRM.

For the Android platform, Widevine DRM is the only available choice of DRM solution. Following Google’s announcement that it will no longer support Microsoft Silverlight (and therefore PlayReady DRM) in its Chrome browser as of early 2015, Novoda are taking a bold leap for Android-kind to help implement MPEG-DASH/EME solutions with Widevine.

WideVine office

Google WideVine office

We’ll be using our knowledge to craft enchanting, buttery-smooth, seamless media content applications. Having extensively researched the best approach on the platform for legacy Widevine Classic DRM and MediaPlayer, as well as pushing the boundaries with MediaCodec, MediaExtractor, Widevine Modular DRM and Google’s open-source ExoPlayer. Using this approach, we’re able to cover the wide variety of devices to which the platform lends itself. The fact that YouTube is also rocking the ExoPlayer inspires us to learn and try even harder to show just what can be done in the world of video applications.


About Novoda

We plan, design, and develop the world’s most desirable Android products. Our team’s expertise helps brands like Sony, Motorola, Tesco, Channel4, BBC, and News Corp build fully customized Android devices or simply make their mobile experiences the best on the market. Since 2008, our full in-house teams work from London, Liverpool, Berlin, Barcelona, and NYC.

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