You is probably not interested by shopping for a brand new TV, however sooner or later, you could be compelled to do it sooner relatively than later — and never simply because the previous one broke. 

BGR reported Tuesday that Netflix will cease supporting some Samsung sensible TV fashions after Dec. 1. The corporate would not give a listing of fashions simply but, however a rep did inform CNET that “Netflix will not be supported on a small variety of older units resulting from technical limitations.”

The corporate’s listing of suitable units at the moment merely says that “Good TVs have Netflix already” with out itemizing particular fashions which can be incompatible. 

As for Samsung, the corporate had a discover in regards to the difficulty on its assist web page that seems to be gone now. Mashable has contacted Samsung and can replace this text after we hear again. 

It would not appear there’s a lot you are able to do about this apart from shopping for a brand new TV, or a complementary gadget reminiscent of Apple TV or Roku that helps Netflix. Word that Netflix mentioned final month that it’ll cease working on sure older Roku units after Dec. 1 as properly. 

As an proprietor of a 10-year previous Samsung sensible TV, I’ve to wonder if this consists of me. I had no intention of shopping for a brand new TV quickly, however streaming providers reminiscent of Netflix and HBO Go are necessary to me; ought to they cease working, I assume I will must spend some cash to repair that. 

Good TVs have been round for greater than a decade, and in recent times it was near-impossible to purchase a TV that wasn’t sensible. The truth that older fashions aren’t ok to assist new software program is not uncommon; it occurs on all {hardware}, together with smartphones and computer systems. But it surely does make you ponder whether the following TV you purchase might be one thing that lasts a decade — or simply a few years.  

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