You can now stream premium content to Apple TV with Azure Media Services

 

Microsoft is offering the preview for Apple FairPlay Streaming service to allow you stream premium content to Apple TV without the technicality and hustle of Apple FairPlay Streaming (FPS) technology.

“We hide all the complexities so you can easily build a FairPlay Streaming solution programmatically via APIs. Furthermore, with support for FairPlay, PlayReady and Widevine, Azure Media Services now provides a truly multi-DRM solution for streaming VOD and Live content enabling you to reaches a really wide set of audience on various devices, easily and quickly.”

How does it work with Azure Media Services?

The diagram below illustrates how multi-DRM works in Azure Media Services today. You can simply configure PlayReady and Widevine DRM with MPEG-DASH streaming and HLS + Sample AES with FairPlay streaming.

Azure Media

Pricing and availability

FairPlay license delivery is available for free while it is in preview.

Steps to get started with FairPlay

  1. Sign up with Azure.com and create an Azure Media Services account.
  2. Sign up with Apple Development Program.
  3. Apple requires the content owner to obtain the deployment package. Please state the request you already implemented KSM (Key Security Module) with Azure Media Services and that you are requesting the final FPS package.
  4. Email yanmf@microsoft.com to kick start the onboarding process.

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