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Google Pixel: Netflix is ​​no longer blocked in 540p on the latest models, finally!

Netflix has just added several Google Pixel smartphones to its list of HD and HDR compatible devices. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro as well as the Pixel 5a can now enjoy Netflix at a definition higher than 540p.

Pixel smartphone users have been complaining about the quality on the Netflix app for several months now. Indeed, Pixel 3 smartphones and newer models had seen their Widevine drop to L3 level after April 2021 update, which did not allow DRM-protected content to be played in HD.

The amazing thing is that even the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones were not fully compatible with Netflix, unlike all their competitors in the high-end segment. Netflix often certifies devices shortly after launch, but the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro unfortunately had to wait more than 3 months before being HD and HDR compatible on the application.

Netflix adds 1080p to Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

The streaming platform has just announced that both devices and the Pixel 5a could now access HD and HDR streams on supported content, but we still don’t know if the other Pixels affected by the bug will be supported one day or not.

All Google Pixel users do not seem to be affected by the bug, since according to some Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners on Reddit, their devices have been able to display content in HD on Netflix since the day of their release. exit. We hope that all users will be able to enjoy HD and HDR on the app thanks to this new update.

As a reminder, to enjoy content in HD on your smartphone, you will need at least the Netflix Standard package at 13.49 euros per monthsince the Netflix Essential package only allows you to view content in SD quality (480p).

Netflix users in France could also soon suffer a further increase in subscription prices, since these were increased a few weeks ago across the Atlantic. It is not impossible that Netflix decides in particular to increase the price of the Premium subscription to 20 euros per month, against 18 euros currently.

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