Some older models of Samsung TVs will stop supporting video streaming service, Netflix, from December this year due to some “technical limitations”.
From this December, some older models of Samsung Smart TVs will no longer support Netflix following some “technical limitations”. Samsung released a notification on its support page stating that Netflix will not be supported on some devices starting on December 1, 2019.
A similar statement has come from the streaming service that a small number of older devices will not be able to play Netflix. At the moment, it is unclear what these technical limitations are and which smart TVs will be particularly affected. Samsung did not even say which of its smart TVs would stop supporting Netflix.
BGR first showed the news on Samsung’s support page, stating, “Due to technical limitations, Netflix will not be supported on some devices starting December 1, 2019. Some of Samsung’s older smart TVs are affected by this change. In the future, Netflix can be viewed from many other devices capable of connecting to your TV. ”
“On December 2, Netflix will no longer support a low number of older devices due to technical limitations,” a Netflix representative told CNET via an email. ”
“We have informed all affected members with more information about alternative devices that we support so that they can enjoy Netflix uninterrupted.”
Users who want to continue watching Netflix on affected older Samsung Smart TV models will have to use additional connecting devices, such as streaming sticks. But first users will have to wait for either Netflix or Samsung to come up with a list of devices that will not support the streaming service.