Huawei WisePlay DRM support added across our streaming solutions

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve included WisePlay in our roster of DRM security solutions as an added value offering for both current and future customers! You can now easily deliver video content to a wider range of platforms with audiences securely streaming DRM-protected media across Huawei devices.

Huawei WisePlay

WisePlay was developed by Huawei for their branded phones, tablets, and smart TVs to address limitations they face with US-based technology. Based on the ChinaDRM standard, it supports a range of features to meet strict studio requirements and modern streaming needs.

Hardware secured DRM

Runs at the software or hardware security level including a TEE on supported devices for high quality UHD and HDR content delivery.

Protected video playback

Enables secure online and offline VOD playback as well as live streaming.

Streaming formats & encryption

Compatible with MPEG-DASH (fMP4), HLS (fMP4/TS), and CMAF flavors, plus Common Encryption (CENC) with AES-CTR and AES-CBC encryption modes.

As of this writing, Huawei device support for WisePlay includes:

  • Phones and tablets with the Kirin 990 chipset running EMUI 10.1+ or HarmonyOS 1.0+
  • Phones and tablets running EMUI 11.0+ or HarmonyOS 1.0+
  • Smart TVs running HarmonyOS

We’ve built WisePlay into many of our video solutions. Here’s how we’ll help you get up and running.

WisePlay licensing with DRMtoday

We’ll help you quickly launch monetized services while easily protecting your valuable media assets. WisePlay is ready to use through our DRMtoday cloud licensing service so you can start delivering secure streams to Huawei devices now. And better yet, with a little player support, our customer’s existing content libraries and ingested keys can be used without the need for repackaging.

DRM licensing

DRMtoday also lets you rapidly adopt all leading schemes at once so you can focus on getting content to market across your full audience. Plus, WisePlay is just as easy to use as our other supported DRM systems: Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady, and Apple FairPlay Streaming.

Scalable licensing

Our powerful license delivery network ensures automatic scalability across multiple AWS regions worldwide along with speedy key transfers and exceptional fault-tolerant redundancy.


Geoblocking is additionally available to help you stream only to desired locations.

Secure video apps with PRESTOplay

To get WisePlay working with a playback app, some player logic is required. As Huawei’s EMUI and HarmonyOS operating systems are Android based, our PRESTOplay for Android SDK is the perfect solution to quickly develop and deploy amazing playback apps with experiences users will love. PRESTOplay now ships with built-in WisePlay support making secure streaming apps simple to publish on Huawei’s AppGallery.

Huawei AppGallery

Was your content created for use with Widevine or PlayReady? There’s no need to touch your current library as WisePlay is CENC compatible. Our player can dynamically generate a WisePlay PSSH box on the client side based on existing content data, so encrypted media working with Widevine or PlayReady can be automatically used on-the-fly.

PRESTOplay also hosts an abundance of features as well as performance enhancements designed to lower development costs and speed-up deployment.

  • Simple API for fast app creation
  • Popular QoE & analytics pre-integrated
  • Ad support
  • Ultra-low latency live streaming
  • Customizable UI tools for branding
  • …and much, much more!

WisePlay encryption with Video Toolkit

Our powerful Video Toolkit cloud service, which rapidly encodes, packages, and encrypts VOD content into ready-to-stream DRM-enabled formats, also includes support for generating WisePlay-compatible filesets.

Forensic watermarking

We also provide forensic watermarking to meet enhanced studio security requirements for 4K/UHD and HDR media delivery.

Our WisePlay content and licensing workflow options

castLabs content and licensing workflow for WisePlay

Our team of technical experts are also here to assist you with custom solutions or help overcome any tricky playback challenges you may face.

To learn more about how we can get WisePlay working for you, just contact us at or test out our free trials.


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Bryce Pedersen

Bryce Pedersen
Global Marketing Strategy

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