The OnePlus’ newest variant of OnePlus 5 – the OnePlus 5T is unable to stream HD content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play Movies, and few other video services, despite its HD-capable display and powerful hardware.
The issue was first noted in a thread on the OnePlus forums and later The Verge reported it. The discussion on forums points to lack of support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which many services require for HD streaming.
The latest device has a 6-inch, 1080p display and a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB of RAM, and it is certainly capable of supporting high-definition video streams.
OnePlus 5T currently supports Widevine Level 3, which covers standard definition streams, only. A company spokesperson while talking to The Verge said that a future update for the 5T will enable Widevine Level 1. The spokesperson, though couldn’t provide a time frame for when the update will be made available.