The beauty of android devices is the load of opportunities that it comes with, and not forgetting the number of applications and features that are offered. A crucial one is screen mirroring. With this feature, you can simply transfer what you are doing from your device to a computer or a TV, for example, Samsung TV, with the activity you are using the device to perform simultaneously being displayed on the big screen.
This feature is used efficiently and is employed by many in playing games, watching videos, video conferencing, and the trading market.
Screen mirroring can be done using Wifi or HDMI connection. This, therefore, depends on the device on which you want to cast what you are doing. If you are screen mirroring using a Smart TV that is enabled with WiFI, you can use the wifi connection or use HDMI. However, if it is not a smart TV, you can get other casting devices such as Amazon Firestick.
Screen mirroring is used for many things, but one of the most popular use is on Netflix. Netflix is an entertainment service that provides around 180 million users with movies and series entertainment. One of the ways the weekend can be ruined is by encountering such the problem of screen mirroring in Netflix. It is common to see many people lament on the internet about the inability of Netflix users to screen mirror their films to other devices such as smart TVs and computers.
Trying to screen mirror anything using the application leads to a black screen even though audio might still be playing. This problem is common to Netflix users irrespective of the operating system. However, it is not seen in other streaming sites such as YouTube.
Simply put, the cause of the problem is not related to the android source code or the manufacturer due to the same problem been encountered on other operating systems that try to do the screen mirroring via smart TV.
Based on numerous studies and research, the problem has been attributed to the updates that Netflix rolled out about 3 years ago. The unique thing about the update is that most users did not notice that it has removed the screen mirror functionality on existing devices before accepting the update.
Whether Netflix has a boom in customers is subjected to your view. Due to the problem, there has been a reduction in the number off customers
The problem was created due to the developers of the application trying to secure their licensed contents. The desire to secure their contents from piracy made them add the HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) code to the application. With the HDCP code, any device that does not support the HDCP code cannot be used in screen mirroring.
The HDCP code is efficient in discouraging piracy by reducing the ability of many devices to develop a black screen when using them. This action led to many Samsung smart TV and casting devices (e.g., Samsung AllShare Cast) to experience such problems. This casting device and smart TV, however, usually work with other applications such as YouTube and Fixter.
Based on the news from Netflix Support, there is no plan to fix the problem or provide an adjustment that can make it support screen mirroring in devices that are not running the HDCP code. However, this does not mean that there is no solution.
Use TV that supports HDCP code
If you are using an old version of TV, it is likely it does not support HDCP code, leading to the error of a black screen with audio and caption present.
Old devices are not likely able to support HDCP. However, you can check whether your TV supports it by following some steps:
• Check the packaging box that the TV comes with because most manufacturers display the supports that their device comes with boldly on the packaging box. HDCP manufacturers always display whether their device is HDCP compliant
• Use the owner manual to detect whether your TV is HDCP compliant or not. Visit the video cable section and note whether there is a mention of HDCP among the video port. If there is none, the TV probably does not support HDCP
• You can contact the customer service of the manufacturer of your device, provide the model number of your device and confirm it supports HDCP or not
• You can connect devices that you are sure do not support HDCP to the TV (e.g., game system). if the picture displayed is fuzzy or there is a black screen, your device can support HDCP
However, if your TV does not support HDCP, you can get another one that supports it.
Download Previous Version of Netflix
Buying a new TV that supports HDCP might be something hard. Therefore this solution is the better one. It involves downloading an older version of the application from May 2016 downward, the older versions of Netflix can be obtained from sites such as APKMirror The previous versions have not implemented the HDCP in their coding which makes them ideal for the situation
Troubleshoot your device If your device already has HDCP, yet it is displaying the characteristics of the said problem, follow the troubleshooting guidelines offered by the manufacturers. Hope that now you could now how to fix hdcp screen mirroring on Netflix.
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