Disney Plus will be launching next month and with the sheer size of Disney’s catalogue and the various franchises it has under its umbrella, it is understandable that many are eagerly anticipating it. But before you get too excited, it looks like there is a chance that Disney Plus might not work on your device.
This news comes from Linux developer Hansdegoede, who found that due to Disney’s strict DRM requirements, there might be some devices that won’t work with it. Many streaming services like Disney Plus use the Widevine DRM. This DRM has multiple levels to it, though many streaming services typically use level 1.
But it has been discovered that Disney Plus will actually require a level 3 Widevine DRM, which means that only devices that meet the required level will be able to stream content from the platform. This rules out devices that run on Linux, as well as older Chromebooks and also Android devices.
The good news is that Disney has told Hansdegoede that they are working on resolving the problem, so apparently it wasn’t intentional, but the error message continues as of now. Hopefully, Disney will figure it before Disney Plus is released, if not there will be some sad customers.