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Netflix stops supporting Samsung televisions from 2010 and 2011

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Samsung has warned television owners of a 2010 and 2011 model that they will soon no longer be able to use the Netflix application. The support is stopped. This also applies to certain Roku media players and Vizio televisions.

Netflix logoUsers who lose Netflix support will see a message on screen, warns Samsung. It states that due to technical limitations, there will soon be no more Netflix. That therefore applies to Samsung televisions that were released in 2010 and 2011; for newer models, Netflix support remains, although it seems likely that more models will be phased out in the long term.

Although there is no further explanation, it is probably due to the fact that, due to the small number of users, Netflix no longer considers it profitable to support the models. The changes will take effect on 1 December: from then on, the Netflix application on the aforementioned Samsung televisions will no longer function.

Netflix not only stops supporting older Samsung TVs, but also Vizio brand TVs that are four years old or older. Furthermore, the application will no longer work on a number of Roku media players from December.

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