I have a stupid question, sorry, why does showmax still work on kodi? is it just a matter of a few days till is also breaks?I dont think linux will work with even the latest Chrome.
VMP does not support linux
As for the netflix downloading a whole OS, that is just simple to try to avoid "pissing off google" by hosting the binary somewhere. Matt hosts it so his addons can quickly download a 8MB file instead of a 800MB OS.
VMP is different to Widevine Levels (L1, L3)
Disney allows L3 devices (Kodi, lots of android devices) but gives lower resolution.
Disney does not enforce VMP as that would break Linux browsers.
DStv allows L3 devices with full resolution.
DStv does enforce VMP which breaks Linux browsers (and kodi)