As per a new update from Netflix, there are a number of Samsung smart TVs and Roku streaming devices which will no longer be able to stream Netflix from December 1. “We have notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they can keep enjoying Netflix uninterrupted,” the company said in a statement recently.
Also, users will not be able to stream the service on old Roku sticks – 2050X, 2100X, 2000C, HD Player, SD Player, XR Player and XD Player. As per the company, this new update is owing to ‘technical limitations’ and has said that only a small number of people will be affected – and that they have already been notified, as per ladbible.
“This change will impact select 2010 and 2011 Samsung Smart TV models that were sold in the US and Canada. Affected devices will receive a notification reflecting this change. All other Samsung Smart TV models produced after 2011 will be unaffected by this change,” the tech giant said in a statement last month.
The statement does not mention the models which would be affected by his. It only says that customers have been notified about the same. Also, the statement said older Vizio smart TVs will also lose Netflix. As per a Vizio representative, technical limitations will prevent the streaming service from working on some Vizio smart TVs with Vizio internet apps that were sold around 2012 to 2014.
Last month, Netflix told Gizmodo that few users would lose support for the streaming service beginning the first week of December due to “technical limitations.” A company spokesperson said that a “small percentage” of several older devices were running on Windows Media DRM, and those devices which will not be able to upgrade to Microsoft PlayReady won’t be able to support Netflix.