[Update: New Netflix remote] OnePlus TV update brings Netflix support to the Android TV
Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has grown from being a no-name Chinese brand to one of the most popular premium smartphone brands in India. Earlier this year in September, the company branched out its product lineup and launched its first Android-powered QLED 4K TV, alongside the OnePlus 7T (review). The OnePlus TV received its first update early on in October, which introduced new lighting effects for the soundbar and fixed issues with the connectivity and HDR. Now, OnePlus is rolling out another update for the TV which brings official support for the Netflix app, among other things.
The latest update for the OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro (V1.8.0T1911211115) has finally introduced Netflix support, something that we sorely missed in our review of the TV. Following the update, OnePlus TV users will be able to download the Netflix app from the Play Store and enjoy their favorite movies/TV shows on the platform. Along with Netflix support, the update brings some minor improvements and optimizations. Here’s the official changelog for the OTA update:
- Netflix on board!
- Added setting for directly entering recent “Input Source” at startup
- Optimized volume adjustment experience to increase or decrease audio volume more comfortable
- Pressing volume up and down buttons together to mute the TV
- Remote low battery and charging status notification on TV
- Optimized PQ video pinkish issue
As with all updates from the company, the latest OTA update for the OnePlus TV is rolling out in an incremental fashion. The update will initially be available only for a handful of users, with a broader rollout to follow in the next few days.
Source: OnePlus Forums
Update: OnePlus releases new Netflix remote for the OnePlus TV
Alongside the aforementioned update, OnePlus has released a new remote for the OnePlus TV that complements the recently added Netflix support. The new Netflix remote features a slightly updated design and has an all-black finish with a dedicated Netflix button. The company is giving away the new remote for free to OnePlus TV owners who register their serial number on OnePlus’ website.
To get your free Netflix remote, you can head over to this link and follow the instructions to get your invitation code. Once you receive your invitation code, you’ll have a 45-day window to redeem the code after which it will become invalid. It’s worth noting that the Netflix remote is only available through an invitation code and can’t be purchased separately on the OnePlus store. All OnePlus TVs purchased hereon will ship with the new Netflix remote.