A number of users of older devices are currently receiving a warning when Netflix launches that their hardware will no longer be able to play the popular streaming service from 1 December. Although Netflix has not yet published an official list, it has confirmed that the first two models of the Roku player, which are now at least eight years old, are affected. According to user reports, devices from Vizio as well as older Samsung smart TVs and Blue Ray players are also affected. However, Netflix support for devices from other manufacturers will probably be terminated on 1 December.
Samsung has stated that the end of Netflix support is due to “technical limitations”. However, the South Korean company has not published any details. The only known fact is that the decision was made by Netflix and not by the hardware manufacturers. As an alternative, Samsung recommends that affected users use streaming sticks and current consoles. For example, the 14 and 13 year old Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles are supported.