BUILD ID: 18.104.22.168
UI LANGUAGE: EN
REGRESSION: yes; worked in 4.0 and earlier
Since 4.1.0, whenever I use an Android app which (tries to) use the platform’s Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), the app crashes. AFAIK, the Android DRM is Widevine, which is build in in Google Play Services, which of course I don’t have. The Netflix app, of which I use an ancient version (v4.15.1, version code 14947) because that one at least worked without requiring DRM, now simply crashes on start-up. Worse, Firefox also crashes whenever I encounter a page with DRM. That can be as little as some embedded soundcloud widget.
- Android support installed
- Install Firefox
- Navigate to NOS Journaal gemist? Start met kijken op NPO Start (Journal of Dutch public broadcasting)
Video doesn’t play, because of DRM not available (WHY does that require DRM?!), but otherwise no issues.
The browser tab (process) crashes.
Using Aurora store, from f-droid, you can install aforementioned version of Netflix from the play store, via “manual download” using code 14947. I you don’t even need an account, as it crashes on start even after a clean install.