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VDVimalDoshi
Active Level 5

Hey Members,


Would you ever like to pay for a device that won’t let you stream Netflix’s HD content even after you have subscribed for it? Especially in a world of 4k and 8k? Make a smart choice and always look out for Widevine Certification while buying a new phone.
What’s a  Widevine L1 Certificate?
A Widevine Digital Rights Management (DRM) L1 certificate for a phone defines the level of security it has been loaded with for content protection. It is meant to prevent the copying or piracy of data that services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and others provide to their users/subscribers. These services can stream appropriate content quality depending upon the Security Level and Hardware of the device without having to do much work on the server end. There are three certification levels on basis of DRM: L1, L2, and L3. Your device needs to be Widevine l1 certified in order to be able to run HD content.
This may come as a surprise to you but many of the affordable and high-end phones coming these days do not support HD content streaming on apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime and others. No matter what you have subscribed to, if your phone hasn’t received Widevine DRM Level 1 (L1) certification you won’t be able to watch HD content over these platforms. This may sound new to you but yes it’s true. No Widevine L1 means No HD content!
That’s not all, even after having Widevine L1 certification, an additional acknowledgement by these OTT platform is also required by a device to run their content in high definition quality. Providing Widevine certification to a device doesn’t charge any licensing fee but due to user’s lack of knowledge in this area the manufacturers are ignoring to adopt this because more users are not particularly asking for it.
If you want to check your device’s Widevine certification, there are apps on the Playstore that can help you gain this data.

 

Go check now and share your findings with me  ...
 
Cheers!

 

#VDVimalDoshi

210 Comments
Inder29
Active Level 7
Widewine L1 is really cool features, we are paying so much for HD content on Amazon, Netflix etc but due to device manufacturers are not applying for Widewine L1 certification which is even free we have to watch content in non HD.

You can simply check your device is Widewine certified or not with this HD marked logo.

Enjoy HD content watching on Samsung phones :)
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hemantji
Beginner Level 2
I have S10+ but Amazon prime videos is not chromecast my android TV
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Inder29
Active Level 7
Amzon stop casting on Google Cromecast, they have some internal issue so they stopped casting.
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ProCoder101
Active Level 1
some chromecast clones were used for hd video piracy. so amazon stopped it
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mohmeen78
Active Level 5
I have a Galaxy Note 9.checked with "DRM info" software available on play store, it will give the 100 percent info of widevine certification of your Mobiles.
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Gaganveer
Active Level 4
no bro "DRM info" software is showing wrong info about widevine certification.
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Gaganveer
Active Level 4
my phone is able to stream hd content on netflix and amazon prime my phone is a50
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pandeysamsung
Beginner Level 2
may i know like how to check this certification????? my phone is Samsung a30
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ambeshSAMSUNG
Active Level 3
👏👏👏👏
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