Night mode - hotstar video goes black - no video just audio

  1. Sudhirvenkatesh
    Cupcake Jun 14, 2019

    Sudhirvenkatesh , Jun 14, 2019 :
    Recently I noticed a bug or I'm not sure what it is. When the night mode switched on, the hotstar video automatically turns black and just only audio plays. Any clue why this happens? What should be done?

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  2. proshunc
    Cupcake Jun 25, 2019

    proshunc , Jun 25, 2019 :
    Thanks a lot Sudhir for indirectly suggesting a work around for the Hotstar issue! Atleast I can now watch Hotstar with night mode off.

    This needs a proper fix though!

  3. AbhishekBhide11
    Cupcake Jul 11, 2019

    AbhishekBhide11 , Jul 11, 2019 :
    I couldn't figure out that it was due to the night mode till I saw these discussions! I just turned off night mode & watched. Though Prime video works fine even in night mode.

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  4. KeepTransisting
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Jul 11, 2019

    KeepTransisting , Jul 11, 2019 :
    That's because Night Mode is seen as a screen overlay. Screen overlay apps also include screen recorders. Because of this, some apps that require DRM licensing keys usually disable themselves when a screen overlay is active, to prevent the content from being recorded.

    Some apps actually can tell the difference between screen tinting apps and screen recording apps, but some just block all overlays.

  5. Zuhair khan 89
    Cupcake Aug 20, 2019

  6. Gav_W86
    Starting Point Expert Aug 20, 2019

    Gav_W86 , Aug 20, 2019 :
    it is Hotstar's overly sensitive DRM being tripped by a feature on the phone that it shouldn't be. Hotstar need to update their DRM management.

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