How To Fix Smart TV Error “error.player.android. drm.main_content”?

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Smart TV Error "error.player.android.drm.main_content"

In this post, we are going to talk about some strange errors which are listed below. All these errors look a little different but all are very much the same and require the same kind of workarounds to resolve them.

These errors mainly occur on Android TV, or if you are using Firestick on your TV.

  • ERROR.PLAYER.ANDROID.UNKNOWN.MAIN_CONTENT
  • error code error.player.android.drm.main_content
  • Code error.player.android.unknown

If you are having this error then below you can find all the possible workarounds which we were able to find in our research. Follow these workarounds as they are suggested, maybe they help you resolve the error.


Fixes For Smart TV Error “error.player.android.drm.main_content”


Fix 1: Are You Getting The Error With Everything?

The first thing you need to check is if you are having the error while using any specific app or having the error with all the apps. If you are having the error with any specific app then check if that app is updated with its latest version or not. If not then consider updating the app.


Fix 2: Is Your Firestick Updated?

If you are having the error on a Firestick then you need to make sure if you are using the latest version of the Firestick or not. Follow the steps given below to check if you have pending firmware updates available for the Firestick.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Then scroll to the right and choose My Fire TV.
  • Choose About
  • Then choose Check for System Update.
  • If there are any pending updates, please consider installing the updates.
  • Once Firestick is updated with its latest version, check if the error still persists.

Fix 3: Check If Your TV Is Updated With Its Latest Firmware Version

If you are using a smart tv and having this error then go to your TV settings to check if your tv has pending firmware updates available.

If you don’t know how to check the update for your TV then depending upon your TV you can Google the exact steps to check the update for the TV.


Fix 4: Other Workarounds

  • If you are using the latest version of your device’s firmware and your app is also updated but the error is still coming then restart your device along with the internet to check if it helps resolve the error or not.
  • Next, as a last workaround, you can try uninstalling the app from your device, and then restart the device. Once the device restarts reinstall the app, and check if the error still continues.
  • If you still have the error then get in touch with the app support to report the issue to have further help and advice.

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