This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The MediaKeys.createSession() method returns a new MediaKeySession object, which represents a context for message exchange with a content decryption module (CDM).


​var mediaKeySessionObject = MediaKeys.createSession([MediaKeySessionType]);


Specification Status Comment
Encrypted Media Extensions
The definition of 'createSession()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support 42Edge Full support 13Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 43Chrome Android Full support 42Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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