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DRM Info Android App Reports Widevine and Playready DRM Information

November 16th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

I test a fair amount of features in my Android TV boxes review, but I usually don’t test Netflix and other premium online video services since I don’t have any such accounts. These kind of applications appear to be limited by the DRM features enabled in Android. For example, Full HD and 4K video streaming in Netflix requires Google Widevine Level 1, and most devices only come with Level 3 which only supports standard definition, due to cost reasons.

So I decided to look whether I could find an app that would list DRM features, and DRM info appears to be it.

DRM_Info_Android

The app will report both Google Widewine and Microsoft Playready DRM information. The screenshots above show Google Nexus 5 and 6 firmwares include Widevine Security Level 1, but no Microsoft Playready support.

So it looks like a neat and easy way to test DRM features of Android device, so I installed on my Mediatek smartphone, and unfortunately it crashed at startup. So I tried on WeTek Core, which I know supports Level 1, and I had the app would just show a white screen for a second or so before exiting…

It looked promising, but it did not work on two of my devices. Do you have any better luck?

[Update: The app has now been updated and work on my Android smartphone. I could not try on WeTek Core, as a firmware update has rendered the device unusable

DRM_Info_Iocean_M6752

So only Widewine Level 3 for my phone, and no Playready support.]

 

  1. Xavier
    November 16th, 2015 at 21:37 | #1

    Hi

    Same issue on OnePlus One!

  2. nimeq
    November 16th, 2015 at 22:08 | #2

    On my OPO, it seems to crash in v7 compat (Android 2.1) binary xml layout expansion, which is quite strange.

    Wasn’t bored enough to look further, but it does seem to have resources for v21 (Android 5.0)

  3. Mati
    November 16th, 2015 at 22:28 | #3

    Crashing on LG G3 stock rom 5.0 also

  4. Gabe
    November 16th, 2015 at 22:51 | #4

    Lenovo A3500-FL tablet Android 4.4.2 Widevine DRM L3, Playready DRM not supported.

  5. MW
    November 16th, 2015 at 23:06 | #5

    Dogee LEO DG280 Phone running Android 4.4.2 this DRMInfo App installs and launches AOK

    Google Widevine DRM – Supported
    Microsoft Playready DRM – Not Supported

  6. TLS
    November 16th, 2015 at 23:11 | #6

    HTC m9, Widewine DRM L1, no problems with the app.

  7. Jim st
    November 17th, 2015 at 05:45 | #7

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    SGH T889
    works fine.

    Will check Nexus 5, Tmobile tonight.

  8. November 17th, 2015 at 09:41 | #8

    The developer has fixed the bug overnight. It’s now working on my phone.

  9. Harley
    November 17th, 2015 at 18:44 | #9

    Do you have a Nvidia Shield TV and/or Google Nexus Player to test?

  10. WeK05
    November 18th, 2015 at 10:16 | #10

    @Harley
    Google Nexus Player – L1, HDCP 1.x
    nVIDIA SHIELD Android TV – L1, HDCP 2.2, Playready DRM supported

  11. November 18th, 2015 at 19:25 | #11

    Widevine supported LG Vista, level 1,no Microsoft

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