NexStreaming launches NexPlayer SDK for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles

OTT media player developer NexStreaming has announced the launch of its NexPlayer SDK for the next generation of Microsoft and Sony games consoles.

The vendor said that the NexPlayer SDK will allow operators to offer 4K streaming and “the most advanced feature set” across their apps. The NexPlayer SDK is now compatible with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series games consoles, along with legacy Android and iOS devices.

While PlayStation 5 features a default video player for developers, that does not include pre-roll and mid-roll ad insertion that can be served both server-side and client-side. These features are also available on the SDK for Xbox, with the company highlighting that Microsoft does not offer a default video player to developers.

In addition to ad insertion, the NexPlayer SDK includes features such as closed captioning, adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming, time-shifting, multiple audio tracks, digital rights management (DRM) support for Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay and Microsoft Playready.

Carlos Lucas, CEO of NexPlayer, comments: “This is a great step in our strategy to help video service providers offer the best video quality across all devices. Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox are market leaders and in the living room of millions of families. Our customers will now be able to prepare video apps for those gaming consoles with the same advanced features, video quality and customer support they are used to from NexPlayer.”

The company has customers including the likes of BT, NBA, Sky, HBO and Bell.