[HOWTO] Prime Video and Netflix (Widevine Cdm) with Brave

I have been using the Brave browser for a while. But several days ago I observed that I was not able to use Prime Video (the videos from Amazon). Prime Video would ask for an update for the Widevinecdm extension. Following the recommended steps did not work. I did this:

First, install the chromium-widevine package (from AUR).

Second, rename the old file:

mv ~/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/WidevineCdm/libwidevinecdm.so ~/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/WidevineCdm/libwidevinecdm-old.so

Then create a symbolic link:

ln -s /usr/lib/chromium/libwidevinecdm.so ~/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/WidevineCdm/libwidevinecdm.so

After this, Prime Video and Netflix work in Brave.



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