HTML5 Video Playback in Firefox with Widevine DRM

Our DASH Everywhere player will adopt Google’s Widevine Modular DRM system for protected HTML5 video playback in Mozilla’s Firefox browser.



Firefox supports Widevine


Mozilla recently announced the upcoming support of Widevine Modular DRM in version 47 of Firefox (for desktops).

Using HTML5 for native playback in the browser makes plugins like Microsoft® Silverlight® and Adobe® Flash® obsolete.

Our DASH Everywhere browser player already facilitates DRM protected video playback with HTML5 in Chrome and Opera (also using Widevine Modular), Internet Explorer® and Edge (with Microsoft PlayReady®), as well as Safari (using Apple’s FairPlay Streaming). When Firefox 47 is released, we will also support secured playback using Widevine in the browser.

With the added support of Widevine, the number of DRM systems required for full cross-browser playback is reduced as previously Adobe® Primetime was the only available DRM option in Firefox.

In addition to browser playback, we also offer a cloud-based multi-DRM licensing service, DRMtoday, providing all above mentioned DRMs to reduce the delivery complexity for the online video retailers.


Learn more

To discover more about our player and DRM solutions, please contact us at sales@castlabs.com.



Apple, FairPlay, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc. Adobe, Adobe Primetime, and Adobe Access are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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Susanne Guth-Orlowski

Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski
Sales & Business Development

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