No Widevine component after accepting installation prompt

Description of the issue:
No widevine component is installed after accepting the installation prompt that pops up when visiting DRM protected content like Netflix or Amazon Prime. Content then fails to load because of the lack of widevine component.

Checking brave://components after restarting Brave confirms that Widevine is not installed at all.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Visit DRM protected content like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
  2. Prompt to install widevine appears.
  3. Accept prompt.
  4. Check brave://components.

Expected result:
Widevine component is installed and DRM protected content loads.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.18.78 Chromium: 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
Linux Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

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Same issue here with ubuntu 20.04