Just like every other tech company, Netflix is dropping support for some of the devices which are able to stream content from the US-based streaming company. According to Netflix, the reason the devices will be obsolete is because of some technical limitations.
Some of the aforementioned devices include Samsung Smart TV from 2010 and 2011. These televisions will no longer be able to run the Netflix app. Also included are a large number of Roku based media players. If you have one of the aforementioned devices, you might already be greeted with the “Netflix will no longer be available on this device after December 1st, 2019” message.
Samsung also confirmed that Smart TVs with model number C and D after the screen size will be discontinued. Coming to Roku media players, support is being dropped for the Roku 2000C, Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku HD, Roku SD, Roku XD and Roku XR.
But don’t just rush into things yet, since you can continue streaming Netflix using devices such as the Amazon Fire TV or the Playstation 4. When asked about the technical limitations, Netflix said that these devices were unable to use the Auto-play feature which is standard on all devices compatible with the Netflix app.
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