Widevine Content Decryption Module - Cant update

Cant use spotify or netflix. Running Brave on Ubuntu 20. This is what i am seeing when i try to update. Screenshot from 2021-08-06 16-40-18

Components are updated by Brave’s component server, clicking on Check for update shows Status - Component not updated message because the corresponding data hasn’t been updated on the server yet.

You could make Brave re-download the Widevine component by deleting the WidevineCdm folder, which you could find under /.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser.

The .config folder is a hidden folder so you have to enable Show Hidden Files when in your file explorer.

I cannot find this file location. Little help?

Linux: /Users/YOURUSERNAME/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/
or in shorthand format
~/.config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/

Deleted. Reinstalled. Same thing.

Could you check whether brave://settings/content/protectedContent is enabled?

All right, let’s try the following:

  1. Go to brave://settings/extensions and disable Widevine.
  2. Relaunch Brave.
  3. Go to open.spotify.com and check whether you’ll be prompted to install Widevine.

I am prompted to install again. Shall i install again?

Yes, install Widevine.

Installed. Restarted browser. Same result.

All right, try the following:

  1. Go to open.spotify.com.
  2. Click on the padlock icon in the address bar.
  3. Click on Site settingsClear data.
  4. Go to brave://settings/clearBrowserData.
  5. Set Time range to All time → select Cached images and filesClear data.

Did it. Restarted the browser. No dice.

We continue our attempts in resolving the issue, then.

Check whether open.spotify.com works as expected in a private window.

The same problem in a private window.

Check whether the issue persists in a fresh user profile, that will tell us whether the issue is related to your current user profile in some way.

Same thing in a fresh profile.

We’re discussing only Spotify, but did re-installing Widevine resolve the issue on Netflix?

Still the same on netflix. Also with the fresh user account.

Is the taken screenshot from the fresh user profile, I see a couple of extensions and a couple of open tabs?