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OnePlus 5T is Unable to Support HD Streaming from Popular Apps

OnePlus 5T is Unable to Support HD Streaming from Popular Apps

A user on the Oneplus forum posted about the issue and told that this is because the smartphone does not have Widevince L1 certification, which is essential for streaming HD content from DRM protected websites like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

That's a bummer for folks who've shelled out $500 on OnePlus' premium phones, and especially those who waited for the 5T, with its 6-inch screen that's supposed to be all about its immersive viewing experience. Being unable to stream videos in HD from popular video apps is certainly not what consumers would expect from a device that features flagship level specs. The Verge recently reported that both the OnePlus 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, are now unable to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime Video higher than SD resolution.

Google Widevine is a Digital Rights Management (DRM) encryption scheme which delivers content from publishers to a user's device for consumption.

Regarding the same, a OnePlus spokesman states that the company will rollout a future update to the OnePlus 5T to add the Widevine Level 1 certification.

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OnePlus, which has received an overwhelming public response to its two 2017-series flagship phones - OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T - is now again in news, but for the wrong reasons.

According to a thread on the OnePlus forums, the issue was highlighted earlier this month.

Both the OnePlus 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, are unable to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime Video higher than SD resolution. The OnePlus 5T is now available for Rs 32,999, which is the same price of OnePlus 5. However, the company spokesperson failed to provide a timeframe for the update.


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