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Technology Netflix will stop working on older Samsung smart TVs next month

01:50  06 november  2019
01:50  06 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Samsung's artistic The Frame TV is currently on sale for $649

Samsung's artistic The Frame TV is currently on sale for $649 Samsung's The Frame is alluring if you like the idea of a TV that can double as living artwork, but the price? Not so much -- you've usually had to pay a premium for that seamless look. It might be much easier to rationalize right now, though. BuyDig is running a sale that cuts the price of the 43-inch 2018 model to $649 if you enter the code "FRAME" while checking out. That's a huge discount over the $1,198 it goes for at the retailer, and beats even the $799 price at Walmart. It's still not a trivial purchase, but it's considerably easier to justify as long as you don't mind last year's version.

Older Vizio smart TVs will also lose Netflix support next month . A Vizio representative said technical limitations will prevent the streaming service from working on some Vizio smart 8: Adds details on older Vizio smart TVs reportedly losing Netflix support, and adds response on the move from Netflix .

In addition to the older Samsung smart televisions no longer being supported, the first two Roku models and some Vizio TVs will also lose support from next month . For owners of the affected TVs , Netflix suggests using a different device connected to the television .

Some Samsung smart TVs will no longer include Netflix support starting Dec. 1, according to a Tuesday report. The change is due to technical limitations, BGR reported earlier.

Certain Samsung smart TVs will stop supporting Netflix. Getty Images© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Certain Samsung smart TVs will stop supporting Netflix. Getty Images

Samsung's support page includes a notice that reads: "Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on December 1st, 2019. Some older Samsung smart TVs are affected by this change. In the future, Netflix can be viewed from many other devices capable of connecting to your TV."

  Netflix will stop working on older Samsung smart TVs next month © Getty Images

It's not clear which smart TVs specifically will be impacted. Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

To continue watching Netflix on affected older Samsung smart TV models, customers will need to also use another device such as a Roku or Apple TV that supports the streaming service, BGR notes. Last month, Roku said Netflix would no longer be available on some of its older devices after Dec. 1 as well.

Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Netflix ends support for some older Roku players on December 1st

  Netflix ends support for some older Roku players on December 1st Are you still hanging on to an early Roku player to stream Netflix in the basement? You'll need to upgrade soon. Netflix has warned that it's ending support for some of Roku's oldest players after December 1st, including the Roku HD, HD-XR, SD, XD and XDS as well as the NetGear-branded XD and XDS. You should get an alert if you're affected, but Cord Cutters Newsadded that a simple feature check will do before then. If your Netflix app can'tThis wasn't surprising when Roku itself warned in 2015 that it would stop updating players made in May 2011 or earlier. These are vintage boxes that stopped receiving new material a long time ago. There's a good chance you've moved on since, for that matter.

Samsung has announced that Netflix will no longer be supported on some of its older smart TVs . From 1 December, the Netflix app will no longer work on some 2010 and 2011 models due to Netflix can be watched on smart TVs , set-top boxes, streaming media players and video consoles.

SOME Samsung TVs will lose the ability to stream Netflix from next month due to “technical limitations” on older models. The statement read: “Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on 2 December 2019.

Vizio is updating SmartCast TVs to stream Disney+ via Chromecast .
Vizio is promising Android users that they'll be able to beam Disney+ to their SmartCast TVs by the end of the year. Currently, iOS users can cast the Disney+ app to the TV using AirPlay 2. But Android users were left in the dark. Now, Vizio says it will roll out a Chromecast update beginning in early December. That will allow Android users to cast the Disney+ app to their Vizio SmartCast TVs via the built-in Chromecast. Vizio is working to makeVizio is working to make the SmartCast TVs more appealing ahead of the holidays. The update will benefit iOS users as well -- iOS streaming apps typically work with Chromecast too, so if you prefer it, you should be able to choose between that and AirPlay 2 when the update arrives.

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