Adds encrypted media support from the Decoding Information API. Chrome 66 introduced this API ( to answer the question can this device decode this media? The API additionally notes whether the decoding will be smooth (performant) and/or power efficient. This new feature allows authors to ask the same question for encrypted media.


Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 80
  • Chrome for Android release 80
  • Android WebView release 80

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • Positive
  • No signal
  • No signal
  • Positive


Search tags

EME MediaCapabilities,

Last updated on 2021-03-18