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Roary McGillivary

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I have purchased in world a media player and I want to view content from Netflix and Amazon, When I try I get the message that I need to either update my browser or Change the viewer browser. My Internet browser is Google Chrome and it says that it is up to date.  So how do I go about changing the internet browser from duckduckgo to google ?

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The internet browser that it speaks of is the browser which is built into Firestorm, which is basically a slimmed-down version of Chromium, which is what the Chrome browser (and now also a few others) are based on.
Firestorm (and other viewers) use this built-in browser to show media on a prim (used by modern in-world media players), to display web profiles and more. This built-in browser can NOT be upgraded or replaced, not unless you are a programmer, add the required stuff to the built in browser, and compile the whole viewer all over again. 

This slimmed down version of Chromium, however, has no support for DRM (Digital Rights Management) which is what Netflix, Amazon and a couple of other streaming services depend on. Without this feature, these services will assume that you use an older browser and urge you to update.

Now, I hope that the person who sold you this thing did not claim that you could watch Netflix etc. on it, because that is simply not possible inside SL. 

 

 

Edited by Fritigern Gothly
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On 1/13/2020 at 7:44 PM, Roary McGillivary said:

that would be why it prompts me to update the browser, 😞 I 've so wanted to share stuff with friends, just as some thing for us to do together.

when it was working,  some of us tried it,  it's not possible to share netflix or amazon because of the drm and cookies session it holds.  it does not work for everyone even if you login.

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