Netflix announced that it would no longer support the old smart TVs. It is not going to support Samsung Smart TVs and Vizio, which is more than four years old. The app will not support the circa of the year 2010 and 2011, and also it will not support the Roku boxes of the first generation. Netflix said that the changes would come into the picture from December 2nd.
The users of Netflix started getting notifications regarding the changes starting this week. A small popup on all TVs of the user using the Netflix is displayed on the screen. A spokesman of Netflix said “On December 2nd, Netflix will no longer be supported in a small number of older devices due to technical limitations. We’ve notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they can keep enjoying Netflix”.
So the users of Netflix must buy a new version of the smart TV for continuing to enjoy the services of Netflix. Netflix says that you can enjoy the services by using the streaming box. Samsung says this change by Netflix will affect 2010 and 2011 TVs. The Vizio TVs that are older than four years or exactly four years will be affected as announced by the Cord Cutters report.
Also, the report by a cord-cutter says that in the generation of Roku players, the first two players will be only ones affected. Roku users to use or continue the Netflix services should simply update the Roku. The Netflix announcement has affected the following Roku players which is Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roker SD Player, Roku XR Player and Roku XD Player.
Netflix has started sending messages to all users of the Samsung TV from 2011 and nearly four years old Vizio smart TV, a popup message on the screen. Notifying, they need to use a new device or buy a streaming box to continue using Netflix services. The users have been even sent an email regarding the change.
Netflix has given the users a 1 month time to decide between the two choices. The users will probably don’t what lose their services for the Netflix app that they have paid good money for. You can take this opportunity indeed to purchase a new latest trendy smart TV and upgrade to new technology.
If you don’t want to spend money on a new device, you can switch to streaming boxes which are cheap and affordable. Say, the streaming device of Roku is $39.99. And even Amazon Fire TV Stick is cheapest costing $40. With the development of technology, not only Netflix has announced its change. Even, Hulu had announced that it stops support for LG TVs of 2014, and also the Sony TVs of 2016 stopped receiving support from YouTube.
The support page of Samsung has notice regarding the change saying “Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on December 1st, 2019. Some older Samsung TVs are affected by this change. In the future, Newman be viewed from many other devices capable of connecting to your TV”.
It added “Although some of our TVs no longer support Netflix directly beginning 1st, 2019, many other devices you may have connected to your TV are still supported. As long as you have one of the supported devices, like a game console, streaming media player, or set-top box, you’ll still be able to watch Netflix on your TV”.