Raspberry Pi | 1 min | 4230
It is a rainy day and you have a Raspberry Pi, which is running Raspberry OS (Raspbian), and you think: I can make a media center to watch some movies/series. You configure everything, and then you see something like the next picture, every time that you want to watch Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc. using the Chromium Web Browser:
Fig. 1: Trying to play Amazon Prime videos on the Raspberry Pi running Raspberry OS.
During the last months, some changes have occurred (Raspbian changed to Raspberry OS, Chrome replaced Chromium) and I tried to maintain the code and the article updat ed . Last month (March 2021), a major change occurs and installing the Widevine DRM package to the Raspberry Pi is now a straightforward process:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libwidevinecdm0
Once the package is installed (see Fig. 2), you can now view the streaming services through Chrome without any inconvenience (see Fig. 3).
Fig. 2: Installing Widevine DRM.
Fig. 3: Streaming video from Amazon Prime.
The DRM package enables the Raspberry Pi to stream media from services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney Plus, Spotify, and more.