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Big Netflix update brings HD, HDR support to loads of devices (including OnePlus 7 series)

From the Google Pixel 3a series to the OnePlus 7 duo, Netflix has updated its list of devices supporting HD and/or HDR.

Published onMay 31, 2019

Netflix update - Netflix app on a Razer Phone

Netflix has issued a meaty update this week (spotted by Android Police), confirming that HD support is now available on almost two dozen devices. These newly supported devices can be found in the list below.

  • Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL
  • HONOR Play
  • HONOR Water Play 8 tablet
  • HUAWEI MediaPad M5 10/M5 10 Lite
  • HUAWEI MediaPad T5 10
  • HUAWEI P Smart Plus
  • HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro
  • OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Razer Phone 2
  • Samsung Galaxy A10/A20/A20e/A30/A40/A50
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy View 2

Netflix also added several more models to its list of HDR-compatible devices, namely the HONOR Play, HUAWEI P30/P30 Pro, the OnePlus 7 series, and Razer Phone 2. Keen to give Netflix a try on one of these devices? Then you can download it via the button below! 

Previous Netflix updates

Snapdragon 855, 710, 675 devices get HD support

March 1, 2019: All devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, 710, and 675 chipsets now support Netflix HD out of the box. Furthermore, the Galaxy S10 series now supports both HD and HDR 10 streaming via the service. Don’t have a high-end phone? Well, the Galaxy M10, M20, and M30 support Netflix HD streaming too.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL HDR support

January 12, 2019: Netflix has enabled HDR support for Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones.

Personalized user icons

July 25, 2018: You can now choose a profile image from a number of avatars based on Netflix’s most popular shows. This is available on browser, mobile, and smart TVs.

Smart downloads

July 10, 2018: Netflix has added a new feature called Smart Downloads. Now when you finished watching an episode of a show that has been downloaded Netflix will automatically delete it and download the next episode. This can be toggled on and off.

Mobile UI redesign

May 29, 2018: Netflix on mobile now looks a lot nicer thanks to a UI redesign. New features include larger controls for play/pause and skipping forward or backwards by 10 seconds and a “Next Episode” button once a show has finished.

Mobile previews

April 19, 2018: Netflix has added mobile previews for iOS devices and coming soon for Android. The previews are around 30 seconds each and play in the vertical and slideshow-style format.

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