Has your Android phone or tablet been added to Netflix's HD or HDR certified list?

Has your Android phone or tablet been added to Netflix's HD or HDR certified list?
Netflix today added 23 new devices to its list of phones and tablets (via Android Police) capable of streaming its videos in HD. Besides being certified to stream HD content from Netflix, a handset or slate must have a 720p screen or higher, and the phone's owner must have a Netflix subscription that supports HD streaming. The streaming quality on the Netflix app must be set to "high" or "auto," and the current data speed must be 5Mbps or faster.

With that in mind, the current phones and tablets that are now certified to receive Netflix in HD are:

Phones

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Gogole Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Honor Play (COR-L29)
  • Huawei P Smart+ (INE-LX1)
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Razer Phone 2
  • Samsung Galaxy A10
  • Samsung Galaxy A20
  • Samsung Galaxy A20e
  • Samsung Galaxy A30
  • Samsung Galaxy A40
  • Samsung Galaxy A50

Tablets

  • Honor WaterPlay 8
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 10 (CMR-AL09, CMR-W09, CMR-AL19, CMR-W19)
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Lite (HDL-AL09, HDL-W09)
  • Huawei MediaPad T5 10 AGS2-L09, AGS2-W09, AGS2-W19, AGS2-L03)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy View 2 (SM-T927A)
Additionally, Netflix added six new phones to its list of handsets that can view its streaming videos in HDR. Those models are the Honor Play, Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and Razer Phone 2.

Not all of Netflix's videos are available in HD or HDR. In addition, some carriers' unlimited plans cap video at 480p. If that's the case with your wireless provider, there is a siple workaround that might not always be available; connect to a Wi-Fi signal and your carrier's streaming cap won't be relevant.

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13 Comments

1. oldskool50 unregistered

No Apple products. Why am.i not surprised. Yet people po8jt fingers at other devices that lack some nice things. Samsung' cheaper A series and the latest Pixel's all support this standard, yet Apple won't or don't. Yet fools try to criticize Samsung especially or any Android OEM, when their own is sleep at the wheel.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3145; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Your grammar is atrocious, but not nearly as bad as your reading skills. LOOK AT THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE!!! It’s about Android phones.

4. IT-Engineer

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Yes true, but the question remains, is there any existing iPhone that supports or will be certified in the future using the so called retina display with only 720p? The answer is no.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

iPhone 8 and above is certified for Dolby Vision which is slightly better than HDR10+.

10. IT-Engineer

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Nope, the iPhone 8 is normal with only 750 x 1334 pixels, no HDR support according to the phone specs, so I highly doubt it can show the full experience of dolby vision. I also don't know if Netflix support Dolby vision.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Well it's from Netflix's own site. I agree that having Dolby Vision on an iPhone ips panel is laughable but it's still certified apparently. I won't downgrade to Apple so not sure of the true experience.

6. Alin03

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Did you notice that none of Samsung's flagships are in the list (S10, Note9...). Does that mean the A series is better? No.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This list is new phones added. If you go to the source you will find that Samsung's flagships from the last 2 years are on the list.

3. LiveFaith

Posts: 482; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Netflix began threatening my State due to it's laws recently. If I wanted Hollywood values running my State, I would move to Cali. Cancelling Netflix forever this weekend. Hope they burn to the ground. All you guys had to do was take my money and offer a service. You can't. Never again!

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Maybe if your state leaders didn't act like cavemen others wouldn't need to comment on it's laws.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3145; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Even cavemen respected women.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Good point. Couldn't think of any other functionally limited humanoids to compare too, lol.

5. surethom

Posts: 1712; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e STILL not 1080p just 720p. Shocking.

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