Some Pixel 5 users can’t stream Netflix in HD because of a DRM issue

A firmware fix is on the way.

Some Pixel 5 owners are apparently experiencing a bug with Google’s Widevine DRM platform that’s causing their phones to only play back Netflix videos in standard definition, instead of the usual HD and HDR10 quality that they should be.

Google is aware of the issue and is working on a firmware fix, but it still has to test and verify it so it’s not clear when it will be released.

Source: Some Pixel 5 users can’t stream Netflix in HD because of a DRM issue