In this guide, we will show you the steps to bypass the 480p video streaming restriction and watch 720p HD Videos on the Verizon 5G Start Plan. One of the most popular players in this domain, Verizon offers four different 5G plans. These include the 5G Start, 5G Do More, 5G Play More and 5G Get More. The Start plan is its most basic and cheapest plan, and only offers a limited set of features.
Most noticeable, you wouldn’t get access to the 5G Ultra-Wideband. As a result of which, you will only be able to stream videos in SD quality. However, a few users were able to enjoy full HD even in this base plan. Verizon soon realized this mistake, made some backend changes, and then rectified it. After that, it sent a message to all those users who were on a base plan. Titled Provisioning Error, here’s what Verizon had to say-
Due to a provisioning error, we will be sending an update to your phone on 04/15/22 between 12am and 2am ET. The next time you restart your phone after that date, your video streaming will operate at 480p quality in accordance with the terms of your plan.
In other words, if you are using the Verizon 5G Start plan, then you will only be able to stream SD videos [480p]. In order to stream HD videos [720p], you will have to upgrade your plan. Or should you? Well, a few users did manage to find a workaround through which you could bypass the 480p video streaming restriction and watch 720p HD Videos on the Verizon 5G Start Plan. So without any further ado, let’s check it out.
How to Watch 720p HD Videos on Verizon 5G Start Plan [Bypass 480p Restriction]
in order to bypass this restriction, you will have to ditch the default DNS address provided by your ISP and switch over to a third-party one. in this regard, the Cloudflare DNS is probably the best in this domain. Its primary DNS address is 220.127.116.11 and it’s secondary could be either of the three- 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, or 126.96.36.199. Fret not, you wouldn’t have to manually type in these Domain Name Servers, the app will do the work on your behalf.
- Download and install the Cloudflare app on your device.
- Then launch it and enable the toggle next to WARP.
- After that, tap on the Install VPN Profile button.
- Then select OK in the confirmation dialog box.
- That’s it. You should now get the Connected message.
- Now try streaming any video, it should run in HD quality.
That’s it. These were the steps to bypass the 480p video streaming restriction and watch 720p HD Videos on the Verizon 5G Start Plan. If you wish to temporarily revert the changes then just disable the toggle next to WARP. On the other hand, to make this change permanent, uninstall the Cloudflare app from your device.
On that note, we round off this guide. If you have any queries, do let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.