iOS Widevine CDM allows you to use Widevine DRM protection technology on iOS devices if your solution fully relies on Google. Read more from the article.

Widevine on iOS

In the What is DRM? article, we recommend to use native DRM on each client platform. For iOS, it is Apple FairPlay. With CMAF, it is possible to encode and protect the video once and use it on different platforms with DASH or HLS and with Widevine, FairPlay, or PlayReady. However, if you have a solution fully relying on Google Widevine, you can use Widevine on iOS devices using a piece of software from Google called iOS Widevine CDM. With this software, you can play DASH videos protected with Widevine on iOS devices.

How to Get iOS Widevine CDM?

Google does only provide iOS Widevine CDM to the so-called Certified Widevine Implementation Partners (CWIP). This is to ensure the quality and security of the built solutions. You can find a list of CWIP as well as the requirements to become a CWIP on the Widevine website: Axinom is one of the CWIP and has experience with integrating and maintaining the iOS Widevine CDM.

If you are interested in getting an application built using the Widevine iOS SDK, Axinom is ready to build an application for you. You can contact Axinom Support to further discuss your requirements and to receive an offer.

The other option is for you to become a CWIP yourself, obtain the SDK directly from Google and develop the application with minimal Axinom involvement.

Revision History

The table below lists the document versions and any changes to them.

Version Date Description


December 18, 2020

  • Initial version.


April 08, 2021

  • Google iOS Widevine CDM version update


July 13, 2021

  • Widevine CDM version update, 14.x removed


March 22.2023

  • Widevine CDM versions removed.