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New DRM Requirements for Amazon Music

From time to time Amazon Music updates the Amazon Music Program Requirements that form part of your Amazon Music Program Agreement. Consistent with updated requirements from our content providers, we are notifying you that we are updating our Amazon Music Program Requirements to include an additional requirement that all content streamed from Amazon Music on your products must be protected using Digital Rights Management (DRM).

Currently Amazon Music requires any products streaming Lossless Audio (HD, Dolby Atmos(tm), or Sony 360(tm)) to protect content using DRM. DRM will now be required for ALL content streamed from Amazon Music on products (Lossless as well as lossy (Standard Definition, SD) content). See additional details based on type of device:

  • Starting today, DRM is required for new devices to be certified and enabled to play Amazon Music content.
  • Devices in the current pipeline to enter certification, where adding DRM will introduce risk to their scheduled launch date, can request a contingent waiver to launch without DRM, provided that DRM will be added via software/firmware update before August 31, 2023.
  • Over the Air Updates (OTA) to add DRM support for existing launched devices are required by August 31, 2023. If you have concerns that your existing devices are not able to support DRM, please contact your Amazon representative.

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