DRM comes from‘Digital Rights Management’; that is, digital rights management. It is a technology that serves to prevent piracy, and in the case ofDisney + usedWidevine. This DRM created by Google requires certain criteria on Android mobile devices for compatibility with the video encryption and transmission system. We must know that mobile manufacturers have to pass a test to their devices to get a certification. And while in the case of Netflix this certificate serves to view high definition content, Disney + directly will determine the compatibility with the platform.
Disney + compatibility with your mobile phone depends on your security
Android devices can have a Widevine certificate of low security, which will be the type L3; or a high security certificate that will be the L1. Following this, Netflix only allows the transmission of content inHD 720p to mobile phones that do not have an L1 certificate. Y Disney +, directly works only with mobile devices that have an L1 certification; If we have L3, then the app will not work at least at its launch during the month of November 2019.
Check the Widevine certificate of your Android phone
So, to know ifDisney + It can work on our Android smart phone, or not, we have to know what type of Widevine certificate the device has. For this we have the applicationDRMInfo, which you can download at the end of this article. As soon as we open it we will see all the information related to the DRM, but what interests us is the section ofWidevine CDM. In the previous capture we can see that there are several sections of information, but the one that we must check is the one ofSecurity Level
In this section we can seeL1 or L3. In case Security Level L1 appears, as we advanced, we can be sure that we can operate the Disney + application on our device when its launch occurs. Otherwise, we can forget to hire the service because the app is not compatible. However, this is something that should change over the next few months.