If you have an older Samsung smart TV, it looks like there’s a pretty good chance that the Netflix streaming app may stop working on it sometime soon. I say there’s a pretty good chance, because that information popped up on a Samsung technical support page but quickly disappeared after it made the news.
Here’s what the original message said:
“Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on 2010 and 2011 TVs beginning on December 1st, 2019. If you have one of the affected models, you may see a message on your TV indicating that Netflix will no longer be available on this device. You’ll still be able to watch Netflix on your TV by connecting another device with Netflix on it.”
That would indicate that there’s some type of update coming to the Netflix app that’s not going to be compatible with Samsung’s models from 2010 and 2011. Many people have speculated that this update has something to do with the popular streaming service’s plan to crack down on the sharing of passwords.
It seems this problem would only affect older models from 2010 and 2011. And users would still have the option to watch Netflix by attaching streaming boxes or sticks like Fire TV, Roku, or Chromecast. Or even using gaming consoles like XBox One or the Playstation.