HD streaming support coming to OnePlus 5T, company confirms

12 December, 2017, 19:06 | Author: Lora Ball
  • The OnePlus 5T is unable to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in HD

I would like to know why a $500 phone is not capable of fully utilizing these very popular services and if there are any plans to rectify this clearly ridiculous issue.

OnePlus has acknowledged the problem and stated that a future update will enable Widevine Level 1 support. However, what remains missing on both the smartphones is a support for viewing HD videos on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. This was noted by a OnePlus 5T user in a thread on the OnePlus forums.

Netflix makes use of Google's Widevine DRM to play content. OnePlus devices now are certified for the L3 security level - which doesn't allow users to playback content at higher resolutions. That obviously includes streaming local and online content at the highest available quality, which can be pretty high with the existence of Ultra HD-supporting Netflix subscription tiers and constantly improving flagship phone screen resolution.

Considering that the OnePlus 5T is touted to be on par with the current flagships in town, it's a bit perplexing to see that it doesn't support HD streaming.

To be completely honest, we can't fathom why the feature was omitted from the start. Not only the newer OnePlus 5T but the now discontinued OnePlus 5 is also plagued with the same issue.

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Prospective OnePlus 5T owner, who goes by the moniker "whatthefunk" has shed light on quite a serious defect found in both the OnePlus Android marquee phones.

Will the OnePlus 5T ever get HD streaming support?

The did not give any time frame or talked about the update for the OnePlus 5.

At any rate, users will just have to wait for the fix to launch before they can enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies in higher resolutions.

Scrolling though the post, it appears they are not the only one experiencing SD video streaming, with OnePlus 5 owners also reporting the same issue.



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