Smart TVs have been around for a while. If you took the train early and bought a Samsung product, consider upgrading or risk losing Netflix.
Netflix announced yesterday that a small number of old Samsung TVs will cease to support their service from December 2, which, according to the Korean giant, is due to technical limitations. “We’ve informed all affected members about more information about alternative devices that we support so that they can use Netflix without interruption,” said a Netflix representative.
In addition to the old Samsung smart TVs, which are no longer supported, the first two Roku models and some Vizio TVs will not be available from next month.
For owners of affected TVs, Netflix recommends using another device connected to the TV. With game consoles, streaming media players and compatible decoders, users can continue to use the service or simply purchase a new smart TV.
Netflix recommends looking for a list of supported devices on netflix.com/compatible devices, although apparently no specific Samsung model is mentioned. Related Roku models include Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD, Roku SD players, Roku XR players and Roku XD players.
With the increase in the number of streaming services, it is not surprising that more and more older smart TVs are losing their support in the future as the technical limitations of these devices increase.
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