Media Services

Build workflows for the creation, management, and distribution of media with Azure Media Services

Media Services Diagram

Media Services offer the flexibility, scalability and reliability of a cloud platform to handle high quality media experiences for a global audience. Media Services includes cloud-based versions of many existing technologies from the Microsoft Media Platform and our media partners, including ingest, encoding, format conversion, content protection and both on-demand and live streaming capabilities. Whether enhancing existing solutions or creating new workflows, you can easily combine and manage Media Services to create custom workflows that fit every need.

Use Media Services to:

Build end to end workflows

Build comprehensive media workflows entirely in the cloud. From uploading media to distributing content, Media Services provide a range of pre-build, ready-to-use, first and third-party components that can be combined to meet your specific needs. Capabilities include upload, storage, encoding, format conversion, content protection, and delivery.

Develop hybrid workflows

Easily integrate Media Services with tools and processes you already use. For example, encode content on-site then upload to Media Services for transcoding into multiple formats and deliver through a third-party CDN. Media Services can be called individually via standard REST API’s for easy integration with external applications and services.

Provide cloud support for multiple devices and platforms

Creating, managing and delivering media across multiple devices has never been easier. Media Services provide everything you need to deliver content to a variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows PCs, to MacOS, iOS and Android.

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