Azure Media Services
Encode, store, and stream video and audio at scale
Manage, transform, and deliver media content with cloud-based workflows
Use high-definition video encoding and streaming services to reach your audiences on the devices they use. And enhance content discoverability and performance with AI. All while helping to protect your content with digital rights management (DRM).
Multi-channel pipeline that orchestrates video and audio analysis and incorporates cues into a single timeline
Web interface for easy evaluation and integration, plus easy-to-use web widgets and REST APIs
Intuitive customization and management features, letting you train and fine-tune selected models to improve indexing accuracy
Compliance with regulations including HIPAA, ISO 27001-27018, FedRAMP, HITRUST, and PCI
Boost media discoverability and performance
Support your modern content distribution
Deliver a range of media source file and content streaming and protection formats to client technologies like HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, and Smooth Streaming. Use Azure Media Player to deliver content—applying industry standards like HTML5, media source extensions, and encrypted media extensions and providing an enriched, adaptive cloud streaming experience.
Scale delivery according to your needs
Help protect your content
Deliver content dynamically encrypted with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-128) or your choice of popular DRM systems, including Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, and Apple FairPlay. Azure Media Services also delivers AES keys and DRM licenses to authorized clients.
Drive professional standards
Microsoft Azure is the first hyperscale cloud to be formally assessed by the Motion Picture Association of America, certified by the Content Delivery and Security Association, and audited by the Federation Against Copyright Theft.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Competitive pricing for your cloud-based media workflows
- No upfront costs, pay for only what you need
- Billing only on actual minutes of service usage
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get USD200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
Find quickstarts, samples, and more to encode and package content, stream videos on-demand, broadcast live, and analyze videos with Azure Media Services v3.
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Endemol Shine Group
Endemol Shine Group automates production of its TV show, Big Brother, with a cloud-based serverless workflow solution built on Azure Media Services—making movie magic more affordable.
Zone·tv makes television viewing a more personalized experience with AI and Azure.
Haivision streams thousands of hours of high-stakes video content at consistently high quality with Azure.
"With MediaCentral Newsroom Management, Avid delivers accessibility, collaboration, and scalability, taking advantage of the economics the cloud enables."
Paul Thompson, Director of Strategic Solutions, Avid