Newest fun toy in the never ending quest to achieve 1080p dpi streaming on the major platforms (Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBOMax, Hulu, Crunchyroll, etc.) is the AUR package AUR (en) - qtwebflix-git (QTWebflix)
EDIT: the GIT version
It's not only for Netflix, as its title may imply. It is easily configurable to use other providers with simple terminal commands.
As an aside, I have it providing full 1080 HD in Netflix, what feels like such in HBOMax, but haven't gotten better than 720 in Amazon Prime. Yet--I've only started toying with it. I should also mention that widevine decryption and qt5-webengine support can vary at times. I have not tried it with any providers other than Netflix, Prime, or HBOMax.
I do not like Microsoft products, but worse, I like receiving what I pay to get and when I can't get 1080p in Linux it creates a resentment that is difficult to overcome. QTWebflix is yet another one of those Linux thangs help me to do so.
I have no setting menu
After first start, no .conf file in the path and syntax Netflix=https://netflix.com is wrong.
Correct is here
"Also supports adding other streaming services. Go to
~/.config/Qtwebflix/Providers.conf and add your service.
But in the end, it work
I guess I should explain "easily configurable."
From a terminal:
qtwebflix --provider netflix.com
qtwebflix --provider hbomax.com
It 'defaults' to Netflix upon first-run, then to whichever streaming service was last run.
EDIT: Installing and running even works while booted into a live Garuda dr460nized environment (as of this post).
I "stupidly" just installed the program in the "hope" that I would find the settings there.
Next time I'll look for the git first, that's all
This did in fact solve a problem I had - much better than using 2 browser profiles nice find!
What I find fascinating is the widevine & qt5-webengine solution. It's there; open, notorious, and easy to use and understand. Some web browser plugins do (somewhat) work on some streaming platforms but it's a PIA to dig around in their code. I like that qtwebflix is so much more open. Fun to play with.
Yeah, their github page has full explanations of QTWebflix' usage. I apologize for not putting more emphasis on that fact, as well as usage I found to work for me. It could almost be considered a necessity.