OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T Require Update For Play Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in HD


The OnePlus 5T cannot stream content at high definition on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play Movies and other video services, despite its HD-capable display and powerful hardware. The deficiency was noted in a thread on the OnePlus forums and points to lack of support for Widevine Level 1 DRM. Which many services require for HD streaming. The 5T currently supports Widevine Level 3, that only covers standard definition streams. Some people has confirmed that both the OnePlus 5T and its predecessor. The OnePlus 5, are currently unable to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime Video higher than sd resolution.

A company spokeswoman says that the future update for 5T will implement Widevine Level 1. But does not elaborate on why it was omitted from the start. The speaker could not provide a time frame when the update was available at this time.

OnePlus 5T has a 6-inch, 1080p display and a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor paired with at least 6GB of RAM. So it’s certainly capable of supporting high-definition video streams. In our tests, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video both looked noticeably pixelated on the 5T. While the both app apps set the possible highest quality stream and the phone is connected to a fastest Wi-Fi network. Lack of support for HD streaming is an odd omission for what’s otherwise an impressive device. So hopefully, OnePlus are able to address it with the software update sooner rather than later.

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