Raspberry Pi OS gets official Widevine support (allows you to play Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.)

Raspberry Pi operating system (Previously Raspbian) Now officially supports Widevine, Allowing its users to use its default Chromium web browser to stream content from popular websites (such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Go, Disney+, Spotify, Pandora, etc.).

However, by default, Widevine is not installed/enabled on Raspberry Pi OS.To make it work, you need to install a file called libwidevinecdm0 (Only for armhf architecture, So it can be used with the default Raspberry Pi OS 32-bit).

But before installing this package, please update your system to make sure you also have the latest Chromium browser (I’m not sure if you also need to update other packages), otherwise it will not work.

Therefore, to get Widevine support for the Chromium browser running on Raspberry Pi OS, please update the software source, update the system, and install libwidevinecdm0:

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade

sudo apt install libwidevinecdm0

If your Chromium web browser is running, please restart it, nothing more. Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. should now be available on your Raspberry Pi.

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I can’t find any official information/announcement about this package. A source It is claimed in the video title that Raspberry Pi 4/400 now supports Widevine, and there is no mention of older Raspberry Pi models. However, since this is for Raspberry Pi OS (using armhf/32bit) that can run on all Raspberry Pi models, Widevine should also run on older Raspberry Pi models (although I suspect it can actually run on the original Pi Used on). However, I have only tested it on the Raspberry Pi 4 (my Pi4 was shipped yesterday and it just happens to be ready for testing).

by cerebrux.net, leepspvideo @YouTube and blog.vpetkov.net

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