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Technology Netflix is ending support for old devices from Samsung, Roku, and Vizio in December

18:40  08 november  2019
18:40  08 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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.

Netflix has announced it’s dropping support for a number of old devices , including old Samsung and Vizio smart TVs These devices will no longer work from December 1st. Share All sharing options for: Netflix is ending support for old devices from Samsung , Roku , and Vizio in December .

Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on December 1st, 2019. Some older Samsung smart TV’s are affected by this change. In the future, Netflix can be viewed from many other devices capable of connecting to your TV.

Netflix has announced that it’s dropping support for a number of old devices, including old Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, and first-generation Roku boxes. If you’re still using one of these devices, then from December 1st, you’ll need to either buy a new streaming box or replace your existing one with a newer model, if you want to continue using the streaming service.

  Netflix is ending support for old devices from Samsung, Roku, and Vizio in December © Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Samsung says the move will affect its 2010 and 2011 range of TVs, while Cord Cutters News reports Vizio TVs that are four years old or older will lose support. BBC News reports that affected Roku players include the Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, Roku XR Player and Roku XD Player.

Netflix will stop working on December 1st if you use one of these Roku devices

  Netflix will stop working on December 1st if you use one of these Roku devices All technology eventually becomes obsolete, but sometimes it sneaks up on us. For example, would you really have guessed that some Roku streaming devices are so old that Netflix will no longer support them by the end of the year? As Cord Cutters News reported last week, some Roku users have begun to receive notifications that their devices will no longer have access to the Netflix app starting on December 1st, 2019. "Due to technical“Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be available on this device after December 1st, 2019,” explains the error message, which Netflix has also shared on its Help Center website. “Please visit netflix.

Much like older Samsung TVs, some Vizio TVs will also be losing support on the same day. It seems as though Netflix is making one swift move to cut its work with old devices . "Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on December 1st, 2019.

Netflix has officially been around long enough that certain older devices will no longer be supported by the service by the end of the year. Here’s the notice from Samsung ’s support website, virtually identical to what Netflix said about Roku last month: Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer

Hulu and YouTube have also previously had to drop support for older devices

Over time, it’s inevitable that developers stop supporting older pieces of hardware, but the problem is more acute for TVs, which people tend to use for longer than devices like smartphones or laptops.

This isn’t a problem that’s unique to Netflix. Earlier this year Hulu dropped support for LG TVs manufactured prior to 2014, and YouTube dropped support for 2012 Sony smart TVs just four years later in 2016. Regardless of how many built-in streaming apps your TV supports at launch, eventually you’re probably going to have to buy a set-top box if you use it for long enough.

Thankfully, standalone streaming set-top boxes are getting really cheap. Roku’s cheapest streaming device is just $39.99, while Amazon’s cheapest Fire TV Stick is $40. If you want more options, then Netflix has a full list of supported devices on its website. It’s a shame to lose the convenience of navigating a built-in streaming service with your TV’s remote, but at least you won’t be cut off from Netflix entirely.

Netflix will stop working on older Samsung smart TVs next month .
"Technical limitations" will prevent support of the streaming service.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.

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