Quite a few OEMs have already jumped sips over to the foldable domain. However, it goes without saying that many were in anticipation of the offering from the Silicon Valley giant. After all, when you are getting a clean stock OS experience, the fastest updates, an impressive camera and to top it all off, tons of interesting issues, what else could you ask for! While you might already be aware of the rest of the terms, let’s shed some light on the “interesting issue”.
Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube will not work on replaced Pixel Fold!
Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, Peacock, and other DRM-protected content is currently not working on every Pixel Fold that has been replaced by Google. To be fair, this is one of the most bizarre issues that we have come across in recent times. What Google is actually doing to those devices behind closed doors is anyone’s secret, but one thing’s for sure, it definitely wants you to lower your screen time! On a serious note, are there any rectification measures in place?
How to Fix this Issue?
As of now, your best bet is to stream the content via the site’s official web portal using the ‘desktop mode’. Do note that you will get a prompt to enable ‘protected content’ from the site settings, so make sure to enable it right away.
If we talk about software side fixes, [even though it doesn’t point to a software side bug] users have tried updating their devices to the latest Android 14 OS but to no avail. Apart from that, deleting the data of these apps as well as Google Play Serice and Framework didn’t work out either. Even opting for the nuclear approach of factory resetting the device didn’t spell out success for them.
As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, Google has been made via their Forum Members, but both these parties haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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