Widevine & Extension installation


#1

hello!

First of all a big thanks and thumbs up for the great job you have done with this new browser.
It has been a life changer on my android device :slightly_smiling_face:

I have also installed it on my windows 10 laptop and it is now my default browser.

The question (or request if not available yet) I have is:
How can I install Widevine on the android version? I was able to do it with the pc version by going to http://primevideo.com/ . It’s important to install widevine for me as it allow me to watch protected content from sites I have membership.

Also as I am here I would like to know if there is any project (or workaround ) to install chrome extensions on the android version? Having extensions like LASTPASS or selection search would make the browsing even more pleasurable.

Thanks.

PS for info I am using Brave (latest for GooglePlay) On android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) with Android 5


#2

Hi @rezpower,

  • You can enable Widevine via Settings > Site Settings > Media > Protected Content. IIRC, Brave should ask your permissions when site ask for playing protected content.

  • LastPass is supported on Brave for Android. On LastPass: Settings > App fill > Edit app fill settings.

  • What did you mean by selection search?

Thanks
:slightly_smiling_face:


#3

Thanks a lot for your reply eljuno :slight_smile:
For protected content play back the only option I have are allowed, ask and disable. Mine is set to allowed.
But when I try to watch content from Canal+ France I just get black screen and it will not work.
I had the same issue with BRAVE desktop (PC) version. But as I explained after going to http://primevideo.com/ I was able to install widevine by clicking on a the ! mark in the address bar and accepting the installation to be done. This option dose not show on Android version of Brave :frowning:

Concerning Lastpass: I just tried and realized that I can get it from google play and not from Chrome web store like the pc version of brave. What I was interested to find out is if its possible to install extensions from chrome web store on the brave android like on brave windows?

This is Selection search:

its an example of extensions I use and would love to have on the android version of brave.


#4

Widevine install doesn’t work on Android. It’s only on desktop that you can install and run it.


#5

Thanks for the clear answer. I hope the android browser will eventually give us possibility to add extensions.
It’s already a great browser (probably better then all the other available) but having extensions will make it a heaven sent browser :slight_smile:
Thanks again for the great job.


#6