NAGRA's CONNECT Player is an operator-centric OTT player designed to meet the challenges of delivering OTT in the TV device ecosystem and the live TV experience expected of a Pay-TV operator. It manages the different behaviours across the device ecosystem and the complex security landscape of multi-DRM and bridges the gap between open devices and set-top boxes.
Many devices now support more than one DRM system. CONNECT Player can detect, prioritise and select between the available DRMs.
Widevine device revocation
An override mechanism prevents devices such as Nexus 7 and Pixel C from being revoked by Widevine.
Software and hardware DRM handling
Key per track is supported, and DRM level detection assists the app in choosing between SD/HD/UHD streams.
External connection notification
User events are notified to manage output control in a user-friendly way.
CONNECT Player and NAGRA Services
Pre-integrated with CONNECT Player for QoS/QoE and audience measurement:
Collects device and stream performance. The Player plus Insight creates a feedback loop for data-driven improvements.
Optional DRM on operator Android TV devices and provides a primary/secondary alternative to Widevine.
Secure Session Management
Integrated support for DRM-enforced session control. Available on Widevine, PlayReady and FairPlay Streaming.
Integrated support for client-side forensic watermarking across all devices. QuickMark can be combined with SSM to create a detection/enforcement loop.
Client device hardening
Use with Android Nagra Native Secure (AnNaNaS) on Android for anti-root, anti-debug and anti-emulator. Use with KOP4J as part of complete application obfuscation on Android.
Supported for Android and iOS mobile devices.
Optimised to be faster than off-the-shelf solutions.
Supports pause/resume, license renewal, background downloading, etc.
Not provided 'out of the box' for free solutions.