The OnePlus 5T, can’t let you stream Netflix, Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime and others, in HD

    Back in November, the OnePlus 5T made its first official debut. Just after its launch, we got to hear that it made quite a success, being the company’s fastest-selling device in the first six hours. This month, the OnePlus 5T also got some camera and system improvements via OxygenOS 4.7.4 update. But recently, it is reported from a thread on OnePlus forums that the smartphone is currently unable to let the user stream content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play Movies, and other video services in high-definition (HD).

    Even though the OnePlus 5T is powerful enough to display HD content, it is noted to lack the Widevine Level 1 support, which is required to stream in HD, the content from DRM protected services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Google Play Movies. The same issue has been found in its predecessor, the OnePlus 5. Both of which, as of now, support Widevine Level 3, which lets you stream in standard-definition (SD) but not higher than that.

    It is heard from a company spokesperson that in the coming future, the OnePlus 5T will get an update to fix this issue, enabling the Widevine Level 1. However, there is currently no release date for the update. We can just hope that the company rolls it out, sooner rather than later. Also, it is unknown that why 5T was not initially given the Widevine Level 1 support.

    What are your thoughts on this issue? How long are you willing to wait for this fix, for your 5T? Let us know in the comments section. For more on OnePlus 5T, stay in touch.

    Source: The Verge

    Talha Saqib
    Talha Saqib
    Founder of Retrology. Been actively following the gaming and media industry for the past 15 years. Also, a full-time software engineer. My day-to-day tasks include writing, editing, strategizing content, managing my team, and handling the complete back-end.
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