OnePlus 7T and OPPO Find X2 now support Netflix HDR video
Being able to watch TV shows and movies from Netflix at the highest possible quality on mobile depends heavily on what kind of device you have. It’s not enough to have a device that has an HD or HDR display. To support playing Netflix video content in HD, your phone needs to be certified for the Widevine DRM’s L1 certification level and must also pass Netflix’s own internal testing, meaning that Netflix needs to manually whitelist devices. These DRM certification requirements and testing are also expected for supporting HDR video playback, but with the obvious additional requirement of having an HDR-capable display. One certification doesn’t guarantee the other, though, and once a device is certified to playback video in HD and/or HDR, Netflix updates its list of supported devices.
There are lots of Android devices that support HD playback on Netflix, but even fewer support HDR video playback. Luckily for owners of the latest OnePlus and OPPO flagships, though, HDR videos can be viewed on Netflix as the company has just added 4 new OnePlus and OPPO phones to their list of supported devices. Here are the models that have been added:
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OPPO Find X2 (PDEM10, PEDT10, CPH2023)
- OPPO Find X2 Pro (PDEM30, CPH2025)
This means that these devices can now stream Netflix content in HDR as well as in HD. Keep in mind that in order to be able to stream Netflix content in HDR, you’ll need to sign up for the more expensive plan that also supports Ultra HD (4K) streaming. These OnePlus and OPPO devices join the list of devices from Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, and Samsung smartphones among many others.
We’re glad to see Netflix introduce these phones to their HDR whitelist, and we hope many other flagship phones will follow suit, given how HDR displays are becoming increasingly common among the smartphone ecosystem. Even cheap devices like the Redmi Note lineup and the POCO X2 have started to come out with HDR-capable panels.