On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:05:43 +1200, Peter Reutemann quoted:
'We saw the same thing happen in January, when CBS
All Access suddenly
stopped working on Linux in the same way. When we asked CBS executives
if they had enabled the Verified Media Path (VMP) requirement on their
Widevine server, they suddenly clammed up -- but later that day, the
service miraculously worked for Linux users again. We did verify that
HBO Max will not work on Linux browsers and that the problem is --
once again -- Widevine DRM refusing to issue a license. Although HBO
Max has not returned requests for comment at press time, it seems very
likely that the cause here is the same as it was for CBS All Access
back in January.'
There seems to be a common pattern of not wanting to talk about these
copy-protection systems, even not wanting to respond to simple
questions like whether they could be the reason why certain users are
not able to access the service.
If you look at the update added to the story
HBO just dodges the issue of whether they’ve turned on “Verified Media
Path” or not.