Starting this December, some older models of Samsung smart TVs will no longer support Netflix following some “technical limitations”. Samsung issued a notification on its support page informing that Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning December 1, 2019.
A similar statement came from the streaming service’s side stating that a small number of older devices will not be able to run Netflix. At the moment, it is not clear what are these technical limitations and which smart TVs will be affected in particular. Samsung also didn’t reveal which of its smart TVs will stop supporting Netflix.
BGR first spotted the news on Samsung’s support page which states, “Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on December 1st, 2019. Some older Samsung smart TV’s are affected by this change. In the future, Netflix can be viewed from many other devices capable of connecting to your TV.”
“On December 2nd, Netflix will no longer be supported on a small number of older devices due to technical limitations,” a Netflix representative told CNET via an email.”
“We’ve notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they can keep enjoying Netflix uninterrupted,” it added.
Users who want to continue watching Netflix on the affected older Samsung smart TV models will need to use an additional connecting device like a streaming stick. But first users will need to wait for either Netflix or Samsung to come up with a list of devices that will not support the streaming service.