Ahead of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview downloads Microsoft have released the PlayReady components for the OS. The PlayReady components are needed for some DRMed content to work.

  • PlayReadyPC_Win8CustomerPreview_x64.msi 2.1 MB DOWNLOAD
  • PlayReadyPC_Win8CustomerPreview_x86.msi 1.8 MB DOWNLOAD

Microsoft PlayReady technology is optimized for the mobile industry to support the growth of online content services, and includes features designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy mobile digital entertainment. This runtime allows Windows 8 Consumer Preview PC based applications to access PlayReady content using the PlayReady PC Runtime API.

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Undefined

Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64


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