Install Chromium Widevine on Linux ARM Device
Widevine DRM support for any version of chromium-browser.
This adds ChromeOS's Widevine video decoding library to Chromium, and creates a second menu button with a ChromeOS user-agent. All websites will think your Pi is a Chromebook!
Unlike Ventz's Chromium Media Edition, or even the official libwidevinecdm0 package, this app is unique to support all versions of Chromium, before version 84 and after version 84. Feel free to downgrade your browser for better video performance! (Using the "Downgrade Chromium" app)
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Chromium Widevine.
To test DRM: https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm
For normal browsing, it's advisable to use the standard Chromium launcher.
This is known to work on these websites:
• Amazon Prime
• Bell Satellite TV
Fortunately, Chromium Widevine is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Chromium Widevine.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Chromium Widevine will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install Chromium Widevine on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Chromium Widevine
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Chromium Widevine.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Multimedia category.
Now scroll down to find Chromium Widevine in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Chromium Widevine for you!
Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io