By enabling content download feature, you can allow your users to download specific content from your store after paying for the content on your website (User needs to pay for the content if it is a part of PPV or Subscription plan). Remember that, the downloaded content is not DRM protected.
How to Enable Content Download
- To enable content downloads, go to “Manage Content” -->”Settings” in your CMS
- Under “Allow Content Downloads”, select the check box for “Enable Content Downloads”
- Finally, click on “Save”
Adding Content For Downloading
Once the content download feature is enabled, you can see the option to make a content downloadable while adding a new content.
- Go to “Manage Content” --> “Content Library” in you CMS
- Click on “Add Content”
- Select the content form from the drop-down list (Currently, download option is only available for VOD Single Part and AOD Single Part content. AOD Single Part content can be downloaded by guest users and if Voucher is enabled for the store.This is not applicable for Live Streaming content)
- In “Content Option” field, you will see 2 check boxes. 1. Download 2.Stream. By default, Stream will be selected. You need to select “Download” to make the content downloadable. (See Below Screenshot)
- Add values for other metadata fields and save the content.
Note: Download feature is only available for new content. Currently, there is no option available to enable this feature for existing content.
How Users Can Download Content
After adding the content, you need to map a video to it. When uses click on the content in your website, they will see the Download button along with Play Now button. To download a content, users first need to purchase it if it is a part of PPV or Subscription plan. They can stream or download the content until they have access to it.(Until the subscription period is over or specific content access period is over in case of Pay Per View content). However, users can download free content without paying for it. AOD Single Part content can be downloaded by guest users and if Voucher is enabled for the store.
Once they click on “Download”, the content will start downloading to their desktop/laptop.
Note: Content download feature is currently enabled only for "Modern Template". If you have selected any other template, then the download button will not be visible to the users.