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itv.com streaming won't play because Chromium needs an update from version 72. Anybody know of? Or how to contact the developers? Annoying because it was working fine before.

  • Thanks for your help everyone. I didn't realize there was another version of Raspbian (Buster). I have updated and now working fine.Thanks Again. – Shewy Sep 4 at 13:58
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You don't tell us what Raspbian version do you use, but with Raspbian buster I will get:

rpi ~$ apt show chromium-browser
Package: chromium-browser
Version: 74.0.3729.157-rpt5
Priority: optional
Section: web
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Installed-Size: 289 MB
Provides: chromium, chromium-browser-inspector, www-browser
--- snip ---

As you can see you will have Chromium version 74.0.3729.157-rpt5 that is updated from version 72.0. So I suggest to use an up to date operating system.

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You have Chromium 72? That means you are not running running Raspbian Buster, and most likely running Stretch. Older operating systems are unsupported, so it is a good idea to download and install a Buster image.

But if for some reason upgrading to Buster is not an option, you can update your current operating system.

Run this in the terminal to update your system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -y
sudo apt autoremove -y

First command makes the package manager become "aware" of possible updates.
Second command installs those updates and removes the old versions.
Third command removes any unused/unnecessary packages.

(Yes I made sure chromium 74 is available for Stretch)

  • You are not right. Raspbian Buster (Lite) 2019-07-10 comes with chromium-browser 74.0.3729.157-rpt4. I have just looked at it on a fresh flashed image. The commands you have given may upgrade the operating system but with the chromium-browser it will not update a major version because there isn't a version 72.0 that can be updated. V74 is just available. – Ingo Sep 3 at 15:31
  • @Ingo, excellent observation. According to the changelog, Raspbian Buster shipped with Chromium 74, even while in beta. I have fixed my answer. – Botspot Sep 3 at 17:22

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