Manage your device identity and protected content

Some music or movies that you download or stream might be protected by copyright. Sites with protected content might ask to see information about your device before you see protected content.

Stop sites from playing protected content

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 sites from playing it. When you try to play certain movies or music, you might get an error and the content won't play.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome 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.
  5. Select the option you want as your default setting.

Stop sites from seeing your device's information (Windows only)

Some sites with protected content ask to recognize your device. By default, sites are allowed to see your device's credentials.

You can block sites from recognizing your device. When you try to play certain movies or music, you might see an error and the content won't play.

  1. On your Windows 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.
  5. Turn off Allow identifiers for protected content.
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