When I attempt to use Screen Mirroring while simultaneously watching Netflix on my Mac, I receive an error message from Netflix that reads, “Whoops, something went wrong…
There is an issue with the display. Please check that your monitor complies with HDCP standards and is not being mirrored using Airplay.
Just what is the HDCP?
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is the abbreviation for this technology. It is tasked with preventing digital audio and video content from being copied while it is transferred between connections.
What does it mean to be HDCP compliant?
A piece of hardware or an operating system is said to be HDCP compliant if it satisfies the requirements of the HDCP digital copyright protection standard. These types of devices have the capability to both receive and display HDCP-encrypted content, which includes movies and television shows.
HDCP-compliant systems typically include HDMI or DisplayPort connections and use special cables that are compliant. Additionally, you will need them to play back content in 4K Ultra HD on display compatible with HDMI 2.0.
Check the website of the device’s manufacturer or get in touch with customer support if you need help determining whether or not your system or device complies with HDCP standards.
The Safari web browser is the only one affected by this issue. The same content will play correctly regardless of which web browser you use—Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
If you continue to see this error message, please download and install Chrome or Firefox for Mac and then use one of those two browsers to watch Netflix instead of the Netflix app.
How can I tell if my monitor complies with HDCP standards?
In light of this, if you intend to watch a significant amount of content streamed on your monitor, it is essential to ensure that it is HDCP compliant. Checking can be done in several different ways.
To begin, you can examine the monitor to see if it has an HDCP logo.
Second, you can check out the monitor’s features and specifications list. The HDCP compliance status of the monitor is something that the manufacturer typically lists.
Connect your monitor to an HDCP-encrypted device, such as a Blu-ray player or a set-top box, but this option is not guaranteed to work. If you can successfully connect, then the HDCP specification is supported by your monitor.
You can always get more information if you are still uncertain by contacting the product’s manufacturer.
On the Samsung TV, which HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2?
HDCP 2.2 is the most up-to-date version of this standard, and to access content in 4K Ultra HD, you will need to have it. HDCP 2.2 can be used with Samsung TVs through the HDMI port labelled “HDMI UHD Color.” This port is the one that supports HDCP 2.2.
Where can I locate HDCP on my Samsung television?
This port is most frequently found on the back of the television set. If you want to view content in 4K Ultra HD on a Samsung TV, you will need to ensure that you use this HDMI port.
How can I check if my LG TV complies with the HDCP standard?
The Consumer Electronics Association, of which LG is a member, has mandated that all TVs produced after September 2014 must include at least one HDMI port that complies with the HDCP 2.2 standard. This is one of the requirements for the certification of new TVs. According to the manufacturer, every single one of their products satisfies this requirement, and this applies not only to recently acquired items but also to more vintage ones.
Please follow these steps to ensure that your LG TV is compliant with the standards:
- Determine the model of your LG television. The following link provides access to a list of LG models that are HDCP-compliant.
- Please get in touch with LG’s customer support if your model is not listed there.
- Ensure that your LG TV is connected to an HDCP-compatible device, such as an HDCP-compatible cable box or Blu-ray player, and that this connection is active.
- You can check to see if your LG TV is HDCP compliant by looking for the “HDCP” logo on the back of the TV or in the manual. Both of these locations should be easy to find.
Instructions on how to mirror an iPhone on an LG TV
How can HDCP be circumvented on a Chromecast?
Chromecast users are lucky because there are several ways to circumvent HDCP.
Utilizing a splitter for HDMI signals is one option. This will enable you to split the signal coming from the Chromecast, allowing it to be played on a device that does not comply with HDCP standards.
One more option is to use a device compatible with Chromecast, such as an Android smartphone or tablet. These devices will automatically circumvent HDCP restrictions.
What can I do about the HDCP error on my Roku?
To play high-definition (HD) content on a Roku, you need to use a specific kind of cable known as an HDCP cable. If you attempt to play HD content on your device without an HDCP cable, an error message will appear on your Screen. You can, fortunately, fix this issue by following a few straightforward steps, which are as follows:
First, make sure that an HDCP-compliant cable connects your Roku to your television.
If this is the case, try power cycling your TV and Roku device.
You can reset your Roku to factory settings if that doesn’t fix the problem. In most cases, the option to do this will be located in the settings menu of your Roku device.
Contact Roku’s customer support for additional assistance if nothing else works.