Owners of OnePlus’ all-new bezel-less 5T flagship have discovered that the phone is unable to stream HD video from numerous streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies. That’s because it doesn’t come with support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which is required for streaming HD content. The phone maker has currently implemented only Widevine Level 3 on the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so both handsets are stuck playing SD-resolution video from these streaming sources. That’s a bummer for folks who’ve shelled out $ 500 on OnePlus’ premium phones, and especially those who waited for the 5T, with…
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Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones are already cheaper than their non-Prime Exclusive counterparts, but for a limited time you can save even more money on select models.
Amazon is now running a sale on several of its Prime Exclusive Android phones. These include the Nokia 6, which will be on sale through December 24th, as well as the Moto G5 Plus, Moto X4, LG X Charge, and LG Q6, all of which will be on sale until December 23rd.
The discounts that are on offer vary depending on the phone, but they’re all a significant portion of the device’s normal price. And in the case of the Moto X4, it’s at its lowest price yet, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
All of these Amazon Prime Exclusive phones are sold unlocked. The Moto G5 Plus and Moto X4 are compatible with all four major U.S. carriers while the LG X Charge supports AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The LG Q6 and Nokia 6 both support AT&T and T-Mobile.
Additionally, all of Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones feature personalized deals and ads on their lock screens as well as preinstalled Amazon apps. Considering the discounts that you’re getting on these phones, though, some folks might not mind the Amazon ads and apps that come with ’em.
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The OnePlus 5T is unable to stream content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play Movies, and other video services in high-definition, despite its HD-capable display and powerful hardware. The deficiency was noted in a thread on the OnePlus forums and points to lack of support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which many services require for HD streaming. The 5T currently supports Widevine Level 3, which only covers standard definition streams. The Verge has confirmed that both the OnePlus 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, are currently unable to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime Video higher than SD resolution.
A company spokesperson says that a future update for the 5T will enable Widevine Level 1, but did not elaborate on why it was…
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Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones remain a popular option for people wanting to save money on phone purchases. While you have to put up with lock screen ads and the bootloader can’t be unlocked, Prime phones are often much less expensive than the normal unlocked models. During this month, Amazon will be discounting select Prime Exclusive phones, as much as $ 50 off the usual prices.
[Update: More Prime phone deals] Deal alert: Prime Exclusive Nokia 6 is $ 149.99 ($ 30 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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As promised, Apple on Wednesday began rolling out the highly anticipated Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, which according to the official Prime Video for iOS release notes can be downloaded this morning as a standalone application for Apple’s third-generation TV or newer.
While it’s been available for some time on iOS, Apple’s move to finally begin rolling out Amazon Prime Video for tvOS ultimately makes good on its multiple previous promises — spanning as far as as the earlier this year — that the app would be “coming soon” to select Apple TV models.
In addition to its Prime Video app now on the tvOS App Store, today’s update includes iOS support for Prime Video using iPhone X’s native display resolution.
Not only will the new Amazon Prime Video app allow Apple TV users to access the e-commerce giant’s ever-expanding library of over 45,000 movies and TV shows, but its debut also marks a new chapter in Apple and Amazon’s historically rocky relationship.
Back in 2015, Amazon removed all traces of Apple TV from its virtual shelves amid a contentious dispute with the company over how to split revenue from Amazon’s Prime Video app for iOS. As a result, if you were to try and download a title from the Prime Video app on iOS today, instead of being given the standard App Store checkout prompt, you’d be directed to Amazon’s website to complete the purchase.
Of course, while the news of Prime Video coming to Apple TV is certain to bode well with content lovers and Prime members, alike, whether or not today’s move signifies a new chapter in the companies’ relationship remains to be seen.
How to Download Prime Video on Apple TV
As we mentioned, the Amazon Prime Video app is now available for third generation Apple TV boxes or newer. If it’s not available when searching for Amazon Prime Video in the tvOS App Store, find it by following the steps below
- Head to the tvOS App Store.
- Type ‘Amazon’ in the search field and click search.
- Select ‘Amazon Shopping’.
- Scroll down until you see the Prime Video app in the ‘More By This Developer’ section. Click download.