Did you buy a new TV in time to watch the Rugby World cup or even the last Olympics? Or is the TV in your home that little bit older and why should that matter? Well in the days of Smart TV’s for the past decade the rise of streaming apps and add-ons we can install has increased and so to has the support.
Until now, Netflix has announced that from the 1st December some older models will stop working on Samsung TV’s. A rep told CNET that “Netflix will no longer be supported on a small number of older devices due to technical limitations.”
So, what does that mean for you and your watching habits, well Samsung clarified that the TVs losing Netflix support are “2010 and 2011 models, with C or D after the screen size in the model code”.
You can of course keep using the firestick if that is your go to of choice, or Apple TV and Roku boxes. However, Netflix has said last month that it will stop working on older Roku devices after 1st December as well.
This came of the back of Twitch no longer being supported on Samsung TV’s and some people have moved to other models. But this move does make you wonder whether the next TV you buy will be something that lasts for a decade or is replaced every few years like your phone.