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Mi Max 2 and Netflix HD

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daubh

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So from this page https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23939 the Mi Max 2 is not supported for NetFlix HD although it has a FHD screen.

I'm confused though, is this only for streaming? What if I download in "best quality" and then watch? Will it still not play in HD? Anyone had any experience with this?
 
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dankatz1

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I don't use any modifications. Both my Android TV player and apparently the Mi Max 2 are not supported, both are working fine with no modifications (though the android TV player need to download the APK from Aptoide since it can't from the play store).

You can make sure you're streaming in HD if you work through the settings in here: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/11559
 
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dankatz1

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I'm actually a beta tester of miui10 (China version), I really don't know why you have problems while I don't...
Just in case I've added screenshots of my HD settings. Finally started watching Luke Cage.
 

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Sangito

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Feb 9, 2014
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Strange behavior

I currently running MUI10.3 9.2.14 and it the last version to support netflix up to date version.
If i update my MUI to a newer version netflix isn't support anymore and i need to download a older version with much less featuring.
I try to understand what going on.
 

Kaduvibraga

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you guys who claim to watch Netflix in HD should search in Netflix for "test patterns" and it will show whether you're watching in HD or you simple just think that based on some data usage settings...
 

Xhellr

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That's because the Mi Max 2 phone has a DRM Widevine license class 3, This will restrict paid services like Netflix to play a video at maximum resolution of 540p. It won't matter if you have a full HD display or quadHD display if your DRM license is class 3. This was same issue with POCO F1 when it was launched. However, POCO F1 received an update and the Widevine license was updated to class 1. Although the Widevine license won't affect videos that you store on your phone(not Netflix), they can still play in full HD.

Most android phones carry a DRM widevine license 3. How to check this?
Go to your playstore and download app called DRM info and once installed it will show you the DRM license class of your phone.

Cheers!!!
 

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    I don't use any modifications. Both my Android TV player and apparently the Mi Max 2 are not supported, both are working fine with no modifications (though the android TV player need to download the APK from Aptoide since it can't from the play store).

    You can make sure you're streaming in HD if you work through the settings in here: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/11559