Digital Rights Management (DRM) is software for authorizing the playback of copyrighted material. Together with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), they prevent unauthorized duplication and copying of audio and video content.
4K (UHD) and HD content can only be played on devices that support Widevine DRM Level 1. If your device does not have this support, you can watch the content in a lower resolution.
All connected devices on which HD and 4K (UHD) content is being played, must meet the below HDCP requirements:
- 4K (UHD) requires HDCP 2.2 devices, cables, and display ports (for TVs, this is your HDMI connector). Check with the manufacturer of your device, cable and TV to see if it meets HDCP 2.2 requirements.
- High Definition (HD) requires HDCP 1.4 devices, cables, and display ports.
We will automatically detect whether your setup meets these requirements. If not, a notification typically displays on-screen to let you know. The video will also switch to a format your device can support (for example, HD instead of UHD or SD instead of HD).