Netflix has made some changes to its list of smartphones for HD and HDR compatibility. The video streaming giant has certain qualificatory technologies in place that makes only select Android phone and tablets eligible for streaming its shows in HD and HDR. Netflix individually certifies each device to give it a certification. In the latest move, it has updated the list of compliant devices.
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Can Now Stream Netflix in HDR
One of the biggest additions to the coveted HDR-compliant list comes in the form of the recently launched OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones. Both the phones can now stream Netflix content in HDR. The pre-requisite for a smartphone or tablet to stream Netflix HDR content is to have the latest firmware for HDR10 playback, Widevine L1 support, and HDR supporting screen. Other conditions apply for the users to stream HDR content, as they need to be on WiFi connection at 25Mbps and above. Users also need to be a subscriber of 4 Screen Netflix plan to get access to the HDR content.
Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL Get Netflix HD Certification
In addition to the HDR streaming certification, Netflix has also updated its HD streaming list. The latest phones to debut in the list are Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL (review), the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. One must also note that the devices that have HDR certification are anyway eligible for HD streaming too. So, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will also be able to stream HD content on Netflix.
To receive Netflix HD certification, devices must run the latest firmware for HD playback and Widevine L1 support. Other elements in the criteria include that the device must have 720p screen resolution. And the users must ensure the data speeds of minimum 5Mbps with Netflix HD subscription.
Amidst all the latest additions to the HD and HDR list by Netflix, Xiaomi‘s budget flagship, the POCO F1 is still missing from it. The phone is yet to be certified by Netflix even after getting Widevine L1 support. It remains to be seen whether the phone would get the certification anytime soon as its successor the POCO F2 is almost ready to debut.