Netflix adds the ASUS ZenFone 6, ASUS ROG Phone II, and TCL 10 series to its list of HD certified devices

Netflix adds the ASUS ZenFone 6, ASUS ROG Phone II, and TCL 10 series to its list of HD certified devices

In order to stream videos in HD resolution from popular streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, your smartphone needs to have Widewine L1 certification. However, despite Widevine L1 certification, some devices aren’t able to stream HD content on Netflix because the platform also has to manually whitelist devices to enable HD playback support. Over the last few months, Netflix has whitelisted several Samsung Galaxy devices for HD and HDR10 support, and most recently, the company added the OPPO Reno3, a few Sony Xperia phones, and the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite to its HD/HDR supported list. Now, according to a recent report from Android Police, the company has added the ASUS ZenFone 6 (ASUS 6Z in India), ROG Phone II, and the TCL 10 series to the list.

New HD-compatible devices:

  • ASUS ROG Phone II
  • ASUS ZenFone 6
  • TCL 10L
  • TCL 10 Pro

New HDR10-compatible devices:

  • ASUS ROG Phone II
  • TCL 10L
  • TCL 10 Pro

Interestingly, the ASUS ROG Phone II has previously been listed on Netflix’s list of HD and HDR10 certified devices but was removed alongside the premature listing of the Google Pixel 4. Despite being recently added to the list, we can confirm that both the ZenFone 6 and ROG Phone II have supported HD and HDR10 playback on Netflix for several months now.

This leads us to believe that Netflix takes its own sweet time to add new devices to the list, even if they already support HD/HDR10 playback on the platform. Which is why we recommend that you don’t believe the list at face value and check if your device supports the Widevine L1 certification using an app like DRM Info. Once you confirm that your device features Widevine L1 support, you can try playing videos in HD or HDR10 on Netflix to see if your device has been whitelisted by the platform.


Via: Android Police

Source: Netflix Help Center

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.