The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro was launched in the Indian market last month. While the new mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi brought with it many class-leading features, the device, unfortunately, was flawed with issues related to the DRM certification and HDR playback. The Redmi Note 9 Pro users reported that the video streaming apps like Netflix recognized the device to have Widevine L3 certification, which meant that they could not stream HD content on the smartphone. Plus, these apps weren’t able to playback HDR content on the device. The brand had acknowledged the issues and it had promised to fix them through a software update.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Receiving MIUI V22.214.171.124.QJWINXM Update
The software update that Xiaomi had promised is finally here. According to a new report from XDA-Developers, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is now receiving new firmware bearing the version number MIUI V126.96.36.199.QJWINXM. The changelog of the updates states that it offers system performance optimization and improved system security and stability. While the changelog doesn’t mention anything about fixing the DRM or HDR playback issue, it does solve both the problems, confirms XDA-Developers as they have tested the new firmware on their Redmi Note 9 Pro. With the new firmware, the publication claims, the Netflix app shows that the Redmi Note 9 Pro to have Widevine L1 certification, meaning that people can now stream Full HD content on the device. As for the HDR playback, it is working in the Prime Video app, but Netflix still doesn’t support HDR playback on the device.
The update package size is 300MB, and it is currently being rolled out in Indian in a staged manner, suggest user reports online. Since people are still exploring the new firmware, a complete list of changes the new software version offers is still underway. If you haven’t received a prompt on your Redmi Note 9 Pro notifying you about the new firmware version, you should check for it manually from the setting menu. Although, if you still don’t get it, you will have to wait for the OTA since there is no official way to install the new software version manually. Have you received the new software on your Redmi Note 9 Pro? If yes, has it fixed the DRM issue? Do let us know in the comments section below.