Over the weekend Netflix stopped working on several older models of Samsung smart TVs and Roku streaming sticks.
Any Samsung smart TVs from 2010 and 2011 became unable to support Netflix yesterday, December 1. And it’s the same with seven older Roku streaming steaks.
According to Samsung, the issue is down to ‘technical limitations’ and all those affected by it have been notified .
‘Consumers with these select models will see a notification from Netflix informing them of this change when they open the app on their Smart TV,’ the South Korean tech giant said.
‘For consumers with these models, there are still many other devices supported by Netflix that can be connected to a Smart TV in order to access the app.
‘As long as you have one of the supported devices, like a game console, streaming media player, or set-top box, you’ll still be able to watch Netflix on your TV.’
Meanwhile, the Roku devices that no longer run Netflix are as follows:
- Roku 2050X
- Roku 2100X
- Roku 2000C
- Roku HD Player
- Roku SD Player
- Roku XR Player
- Roku XD Player
If you’re not sure if you’ve still got access or not, you can check your device on Netflix’s support page here .
Thankfully, Netflix is still one of the most widely-available streaming apps on any platform.
But it also wants to try and cut down on users sharing passwords with friends or family members – something many Netflix customers have been doing for years.
In October, 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.’