I tried firefox, opera, chromium and google chrome. Why does amazon video only works with google chrome?

  • What exactly happens when you try to access it with Chromium? Have you got Flash installed? Feb 9 '16 at 21:46
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    To answer "why?" requires knowing what's different between your browsers (things like plug-ins, add-ons, configuration, settings for ad blockers and tracking blockers, etc.).
    – fixer1234
    Feb 9 '16 at 22:09
  • "your web browser is not compatible with amazon video. Please use google chrome". I have no flash installed. I should mention that i am using amazon.de (germany). No Plugin activated. Does chrome have any additional drm functionality that chromium doesn't have?
    – user430
    Feb 9 '16 at 22:10
  • Chrome supports Amazon's HTML5 player on Linux. Other browsers do not, and so they require a working/compatible Flash plug-in so they can use Amazon's flash player instead of the HTML5 player. Feb 9 '16 at 22:21

Google Chrome uses the Widevine plugin that is required by Amazon's HTML5 player to playback protected premium content.


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