For many people Netflix is the bane of their existence. I don’t mean you will die without it, being someone who didn’t have it for a while, it does limit what you can watch. May people have streaming boxes, like Roku, to give us the ability to streaming the service. Samsung loses Netflix support, along with Roku.
Starting on December 1, 2019, a grip of Roku devices and older Samsung televisions will no longer be able to access the service. Netflix is citing “technical limitations” as the reason for this sudden loss of support but it’s unclear what those technical limitations are in the first place—though the ability to auto-play episodes (or lack thereof) seems to at least be part of the problem.
Compounding the problem as Samsung loses Netflix support, Cord Cutters News reports Vizio TVs that are four years old or older will lose support. So any Vizio TV that was manufactured prior to 2014 will no longer have access to Netflix. This is a major problem using brand created operating systems.
Samsung loses Netflix support shouldn’t be a surprise, but it usually is. Here are at least some of the devices that will no longer be supported come December:
- Roku 2000C
- Roku 2050X
- Roku 2100X
- Roku HD
- Roku SD
- Roku XD
- Roku XR
- Any other Roku devices that cannot auto-play the next episode
- 2010 and 2011 TVs with a C or D in the model code. Samsung’s support page will help you find your TV’s code. Note that the loss of Netflix support only applies to the TVs themselves; You can still watch Netflix on older Samsung TVs as long as you do so through a device that Netflix currently supports.
We’ve known about Roku devices losing support for nearly a month now. However, the addition of Samsung loses Netflix support is more recent. Personally, never been a fan of televisions with streaming operating systems. They are seldom updated and leave out many of the features people love. Using a gaming console or an Apple TV seems the best option. Apps always updated and you get what you pay for.