Netflix to drop support for some older Samsung smart TVs

Samsung has announced on its official support webpage that Netflix will now drop support for some of its older Samsung smart TVs starting December 1st.

NetflixAffected Netflix customers have been getting an error message that says ‘Netflix will no longer be available on this device after December 1, 2019.

“Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on 1 December 2019. Some older Samsung smart TVs are affected by this change,” reads the statement.

“We’ve notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they can keep enjoying Netflix uninterrupted,”  said a Netflix representative to Cnet.

Is your TV affected, it is not known which old Samsung smart TVs are included Perhaps the  Netflix’s list of compatible smart TVs might be a start. You can browse a full list of Netflix’s supported devices, which include consoles like XBOX One, PS4 and PS3 and Virgin, BT, Humax and TalkTalk set up boxes.

Samsung has however added that you can still link the app to your TV using other devices, including a game console, streaming media player or set-top box. The move will sure  be a blow for some TV streaming addicts with Samsung TVs.

But the tech company has reminded users that they can still enjoy plenty of quality programmes by purchasing streaming services such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chrome Cast and Roku.

In other related news, Netflix recently promised to prevent users from sharing passwords with friends or family members. This will mean people who share their accounts will have to do the unthinkable and pay their own subscription fee.

Last week, chief product officer Greg Peters delivered the bad news during a call to discuss the firm’s earnings during the third quarter of 2019. He said Netflix wants to clamp down on password sharing without ‘alienating a certain portion of [its] user base’. ‘We continue to monitor it so we’re looking at the situation,’ he continued, ‘We’ll see those consumer-friendly ways to push on the edges of that.’

Having an older TV, No worries! you can track all the Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) deals between now and early December and cherry-pick the absolute best TV offers.

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