OnePlus 5T is unable to play Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in HD
Interesting fact – the OnePlus 5T “Flagship Killer” is not capable of streaming HD content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, and other similar services, despite it has a great display and powerful hardware.
Users noted the problem in the OnePlus forum and highlight the lack of support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which many services require for HD streaming.
At present, OnePlus 5T supports Widevine Level 3 DRM that covers only standard streams with normal resolution. The Verge has confirmed that OnePlus 5T and its predecessor OnePlus 5 are not capable of streaming HD content from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, but only with SD resolution.
A spokesperson for the company said a future update for OnePlus 5T would add support for Widevine Level 1 but did not give any further details why it was missed from the beginning. The spokesperson was unable to provide a time frame for when the update will be made available at this time.
The OnePlus 5T has a 6-inch, 1080p display and a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor paired with at least 6GB of RAM, so it is certainly capable of supporting high-definition video streams.
“In our tests, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video both looked noticeably pixelated on the 5T, even when both apps were set to stream at the highest possible quality and the phone was connected to a fast Wi-Fi network.” Confirmed by The Verge. Post from: GizBrainhttp://szlifestyle.com/sz/2017/12/12/oneplus-5t-unable-stream-hd-netflix-amazon-prime-video/https://i0.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/oneplus-5t.jpg?fit=986%2C500https://i0.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/oneplus-5t.jpg?resize=180%2C150ONEPLUSTECH NEWSOnePlus,OnePlus 5,smartphone,video streamingInteresting fact - the OnePlus 5T 'Flagship Killer' is not capable of streaming HD content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, and other similar services, despite it has a great display and powerful hardware. Users noted the problem in the OnePlus forum and highlight the lack of support for Widevine...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!