YouTube TV videos won't play due to licensing issue

For me starting on Aug 14, 2019 YouTubeTV channels stopped working on Brave but work on Chrome on the same machine. The error I get for all channels (Live or Recorded) is “Sorry, there was an error licensing this video.”

Hi @razzam21, thank you for reaching out and welcome to Brave Community! Can you tell me what Brave version are you using and also try disabling brave Shields and see if it works then.:slightly_smiling_face:

@razzam21,
There’s a good chance this is related to Widevine – you should have received a message when you visited YT TV , asking you to allow or block Widevine plugin from running. Do you remember this notification?

After discovering the issue. I did try turning off the shields and the same thing is still happening.

Details about my environment.
Brave:
Version 0.67.125 Chromium: 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

OS: (results from lsb_release -a)
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

I don’t recall seeing anything like that. Can I enable it in some way?

@razzam21,
Apologies for the late reply. Can you visit another site that requires Widevinecdm – Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video (to name a few) – and see if you’re prompted to install the module for those sites (note that you don’t need an account or to login to these sites to initialize the prompt)?

I tried several of those and get the same licensing error but never got a prompt or saw something in the bar indicating I could install the plugin.

Do it just need to uninstall and reinstall the Brave?

@razzam21,
A un/reinstall could do the trick – can you also check brave://components and see if Widevine is listed here in this list of components?