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

Problem solved by itself for me today

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Thank you for informing us that the issue was fixed. @cody can you also check and confirm whether or not the component is/gets installed?

Curiously, the widevine component is not in brave://components but netflix and primevideo works

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That is pretty strange but I’m glad it’s working? I’ll ask the team if this is anything to be concerned about.

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Thanks for the replies.

I am now on Brave version 1.19.86 based on Chromium version 88.0.4324.96, but Widevine still fails to install. Netflix/Prime Video won’t work and I always get the Widevine installtion prompt.

Short Update
Now on version 1.20.103 Chromium: 88.0.4324.152 (Official Build) and Widevine Content Decryption Module is present on brave://components.

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