Manage your protected content settings

Some music or movies that you download or stream might be protected by copyright. When you go to a site with protected content, Chrome may check your device content settings before it shows protected content.

Block protected content on sites

By default, you can view protected content. For example, if you buy a movie on Google Play Movies, you can watch it in Chrome.

If you don't want to watch protected content, you can block it. If protected content is blocked, you might get an error and the content won’t play.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings.
  4. Click Additional content settings and then Protected content IDs.
  5. Select the option below "Default behavior" that you want.

Block device protected content identifier use on sites

Important: These instructions apply to Windows and Chrome OS.

Some sites use protected content identifiers on your device to provide better quality playback. When you go to those sites, Chrome checks your device's protected content identifier setting to find whether the site can use the identifier. Chrome allows sites to use protected content identifiers by default.

You can block Chrome from sharing your protected content identifiers. If you choose this option, the quality of content might be reduced when you try to play certain movies or music on some sites.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings.
  4. Click Additional content settings and then Protected content IDs.
  5. Select Don't allow sites to use identifiers to play protected content.
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