How to fix DRM and use Disney+ on Linux

Disney+ is the exclusive video-on-demand streaming service of your favorite movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

As usual, it’s a not Linux friendly service and if you attempt to watch shows and movies, you get an embarrassing error like “Something went wrong. Please try again. If the problem persists, visit the Disney+ Help Center (Error Code 83)”.

The issue is caused by the use of Widevine Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology that is incompatible with a lot of Android and Linux devices. Disney helped us lowering the DRM requirements, but you must sure that DRM content rights are available on your system.

To by-pass this problem, you need to be sure that DRM is enabled in your browser. On Mozilla Firefox, type about:preferences in the URL bar and enable Play DRM-controlled content by checking the tick under the Digital Rights Management console.


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