[Update now live] Redmi Note 8 Pro Widevine L1 (Netflix HD) support reportedly coming in March (Android 10 update too?)
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (from Feb 12) follows:
Smartphones need Widevine L1 certification in order to stream HD content from platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, just to name but a few.
For some reason, not every smartphone comes with this certification out of the box and usually needs a software update to enable HD streaming. One such phone is the Redmi Note 8 Pro that launched last year.
On paper, the Note 8 Pro is a great piece of hardware capable of just about anything apart from streaming Netflix HD content. That’s a bummer if you ask me, but towards the end of last year, the company promised to address the issue with the update to Android 10.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro picked up its stable update to Android 10 a month ago, but this was limited to the Chinese variant. It’s still unknown when the global rollout will begin, but going by the latest developments, the Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update may arrive in mid-March 2020.
As noted, Xiaomi promised that the Redmi Note 8 Pro Widevine L1 certification will be part of the update to Android 10. Now, according to support, the device will get Widevine L1 support in mid-March, which essentially means the OS will also be released next month.
Netflix will support HD mode, probably in the next OTA upgrade in mid-March.
The above is an alleged conversation between support and an owner of the device, who is promised that Redmi Note 8 Pro Widevine L1 certification is likely to be part of the next OTA upgrade.
Again, this also means that the next update the Note 8 Pro picks up will likely bring Android 10 OS. And this should get you excited, if not already. We will let you know when the update arrives.
You can also keep up with the Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update status here.
Update 1 (March 13)
Android 10 for Redmi Note 8 Pro is now officially out for device users across the globe along with Netflix HD support. Complete coverage here.
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