However, Netflix’s embrace of the AV1 codec is not just for this purpose. As an open source project, this means that the streaming media giant can use it without paying royalties.
In addition, AV1 has extensive industry support, and there are many members of the Open Media Alliance (AOMedia)Apple, Amazon, Facebook (Meta), Google,SamsungAnd other tech giants.
In fact, as early as February 2020, Netflix has already provided support for the AV1 video format for its own Android video client. It was claimed that compared with VP9, its compression rate increased by 20%.
While inLatest AnnouncementNetflix made it clear that it is committed to introducing AV1 codec support on all platforms.
The following is a list of currently supported devices:
● Specific Samsung 2020 Ultra High Definition (UHD) smarttelevision
● Specific Samsung 2020 Ultra HD QLED Smart TVs
● Specific Samsung 2020 8K QLED Smart TVs
● 2020 Samsung Picture Frame (The Frame) Smart TV
● 2020 Samsung Smart TV (The Serif)
● 2020 Samsung Outdoor (The Terrace) Smart TV
● Any TV connected to the Sony PS4 Pro game console (new version of the Netflix app has been installed)
● Specific Amazon Fire TV (FireOS 7 and above)
● Other Android TV devices (Android OS version 10 and above)