Netflix stops for some Samsung

Do you have an older Samsung TV, well Netflix may no longer be available from the 1st of December.

Due to technical limitations on certain devices released from 2010 to 2011, they may no longer be able to support the application.

Roku streaming sticks will be seeing the same fate. But that doesn’t mean all devices will suffer.

“Samsung was recently notified by Netflix that as of 1 December, the Netflix app will no longer be supported on selected 2010 and 2011 Smart TV models sold in Canada and the US,” Samsung said in a statement.

“For consumers with these models, there are still many other devices supported by Netflix that can be connected to a Smart TV in order to access the app.”

Jim Martin, editor of tech reviews website Tech Advisor, says consumers should check whether any of the other devices they own can be used to access Netflix.

“It’s partly the price of being an early adopter,” he told the BBC. “Technology moves quite quickly and nothing lasts forever.”

He added that people who want to keep accessing streaming services on their existing smart TV could plug in a streaming stick.

Roku said the older streaming stick models that would no longer support Netflix included the Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, Roku XR Player and Roku XD Player.

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