OnePlus 5T would support high definition (HD) streaming after users complained about lack of support on the OnePlus forum. Users will be able to stream Netflix, Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime Video, and others in HD.
The company confirmed the HD support update, stating, “We will be adding L1 support to the OP5T and OP5.”
Netflix utilizes Google’s Widevine DRM to play the videos. However, OnePlus devices has L3 security level, which does not enable users to play videos on high resolution.
There are many devices in the market that do not support streaming in high resolution due to L3 security level. But there are many devices which have L1 security level and allow HD streaming.
OnePlus 5T is currently equipped with Widevine Level 3 support. It only streams videos in standard definition and doesn’t support streaming in HD.
Bringing the lack of Widevine DRM support to the company’s notice, a OnePlus 5T user wrote on company’s forum, “It’s come to my attention (as my 5T is being shipped) that the 5T, as well as other OnePlus devices, do not have the Widevine L1 Certification required to be able to watch HD content from DRM-protected services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Google Play Movies (YouTube is not affected).”
The Chinese manufacturer noticed that many users use these services and watch videos in HD. So, it promised to bring Widevine Level 1 support for OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 in the future update.