Netflix will stop supporting older Samsung smart TVs on December 1st

Carla Harmon
November 6, 2019

Because if you've got a Samsung Smart TV, your days of Netflix binging could soon be over.

The error message simply states that 'Netflix will no longer be available on this device after December 1, 2019. "Netflix can be accessed from many other phones that can connect to your TV in the future", Samsung said in her announcement.

Netflix yesterday said that a small number of older Samsung TVs would no longer support its service as of December 2, which the Korean giant says is due to technical limitations.

BGR reported Tuesday that Netflix will stop supporting some Samsung smart TV models after december 1. So unless you're looking for guides on how to use Netflix on your Samsung device, the link won't be of much help. At the moment, it is not clear what are these technical limitations and which smart TVs will be affected in particular.

As for Samsung, the company had a notice about the issue on its support page that appears to be gone now.

Business Insider reached out to Samsung and Netflix for clarification, but has yet to hear back. Whatever the case, Samsung owners will still have the option of connecting Netflix to their television via another device, such as Apple TV, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Roku. Up until now, it seemed as though media streaming dongles were dwindling in importance when nearly every TV these days is a smart TV, which comes with numerous most popular streaming apps. I had no intention of buying a new TV soon, but streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go are important to me; should they stop working, I guess I'll have to spend some money to fix that.

Still, even media streaming dongles aren't immune to obsolescence. You can also test if your computer is compatible via the supported device list. Roku confirmed to Digital Trends that the Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, Roku XR Player, Roku XD Player are among those devices losing Netflix support.

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