What is Widevine?
Widevine is an optional browser component that allows you to play DRM-protected content. Websites such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon Prime Video use it to protect their videos. For more information about Widevine in Brave, please see here.
Widevine is disabled by default after installation. It can be enabled or disabled at any time by launching Brave, and going to
Settings --> Media --> Widevine DRM:
Note that if you visit a website before enabling Widevine, you will see a prompt notifying you to do so before you can view the content. If you decline to enable Widevine when you see this prompt, you can still enable it any time in Settings as described above.
Selecting Allow (Relaunch Now) in the prompt enables the Widevine option while selecting Block in the prompt will keep Widevine disabled until it’s changed in Settings.
Minimum system requirements
For most modern DRM content, users need at least Android N, hardware support of Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), and an OEM/unmodified OS to get Widevine L1 level.
You can learn more about WidevineCdm and view the documentation on our GitHub.