When Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone, it did not come with support for Widevine L1, which meant that users were not able to stream HD content on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The company promised to fix the issue with the forthcoming Android 10 update. That, however, does not appear to be the case. A little while ago, the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone started receiving the latest Android 10-based MIUI 11 update in India. The updated changelog clearly addresses the Netflix HD streaming issue as per the company’s promise. There, however, is still a problem with the update – several Redmi Note 8 Pro owners have reported that for some reason, the update has removed HDR support on their device.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Latest Update Reportedly Removes HDR Streaming
As reported by PiunikaWeb, the latest update appears to have removed HDR support on both Netflix and Amazon Prime. The source has received multiple reports about the same. As it turns out, HDR streaming is working just fine on YouTube and only Netflix and Amazon Prime seem to be affected. This might very well be a glitch and we can expect it to be fixed in the future.
The source also mentions that only the Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20, and Redmi K20 Pro have so far been approved by Netflix, which means that the Redmi Note 8 Pro does not meet the necessary criteria to be whitelisted by Netflix for HDR streaming, at least for now. The same should be the case with Amazon Prime. All we can expect is that the company would address this issue in the future.
There’s already a thread running on the official Mi community forum, which addresses this bug. Below is the thread description for your reference:
Redmi note 8 pro is a good device which uas HDR supported display but currently after android 10 Update it supports HD video streaming but still the HDR on Netflix is not fixed while on youtube HDR is working fine. So please fix this issue as in android 9 pie the DRM app shows HDR supported but now even DRM app showing not supported so fix this…
Redmi Note 8 Pro: Specifications and Features
The Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with a 1,080 x 2,340 pixel resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The display of the device features a waterdrop notch at the top, which makes room for the selfie snapper. The front camera of the device is a 20MP unit. Moving around on the back of the device, the Redmi Note 8 Pro accommodates a quadruple rear camera setup, which includes a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by a 2.05GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is paired with 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of onboard storage. The internal storage of the device has scope for further expansion with the help of an external SD card. On the software side of things, the Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on the latest Android 10 OS out of the box with the company’s in-house MIUI 11 on top of it. To learn more about the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone, you can head to our previous coverage for the same.
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