Disney + does not work on Linux at launch. What a surprise"!

Disney + not available on Linux

Many years ago, so many years ago that I still used Windows and Internet Explorer, the first person who told me about Linux told me a story: he tried to enter a website with Firefox, he could not, he sent them an email asking for explanations, they replied that «your browser is limited»And he replied that«my browser is one of the most used. If you only support Internet Explorer, what is limited is your website«. Since then, whenever I read something like this news from Disney + I remember that story.

Disney recently introduced your streaming content service And, like Apple TV +, it's more than competitively priced. This may be one of the reasons why we decided to subscribe to Disney +, but one reason not to do so is that, at least right now, it is not compatible with Linux. Other services such as Netflix or Hulu do work on our computers, but the digital rights management Disney (DRM) contains more security and will need to make changes so that we can use it in Chrome or Firefox on Linux.

Disney + uses more secure DRM

If a user tries to access Disney + from Firefox or Chrome on Linux, what they will see is a warning that shows the text "Error Code 83", which means that the verification status of the platform is incompatible with security level. Other services such as Netflix or Amazon Video work perfectly, but because they are compatible with libraries Widevine. The problem is that Linux browsers only support Widevine Level 1 and Disney + requires the highest level of security.

The end of this story only contemplates one possibility: we can use Disney + on Linux. The question is when. Some time ago, many browsers were incompatible with the reproduction of protected content and now most of them allow us to enjoy Netflix, also on Linux. Now it only remains to see when they get to work so that Linux users can use Disney's proposal. In any case, it is clear that I do not switch to Windows for this.


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  1.   Chema Gomez said

    Torrent still works on Linux, right? Well that. As long as they don't give us more options, to continue with the classics.

  2.   TheNaturalVerdasOfThings said

    I remember many years ago having read an article in which it was said that Disney was completely opposed to Free Software, that for this multinational it was an enemy little less than to fight and that is palpable even in some scenes of one of its real entertainment series for teenagers, I think I remember that in ¿La de Los Magos de Waberly? In which the computer scientist, a kid, said there was a piece of malicious open source to remove.
    Are we still waiting for something for Linux after knowing the direction in which its corporate cultural values ​​are going?
    Not even great-grandchildren will see it on Linux.

    1.    Raul said

      And then what does Pixar work with? With Linux, specifically with Debian? free and with Renderman that is in the process of being soft free