Earlier this week, Samsung announced that some of its older smart TVs will discontinue support for Netflix from December 1, 2019.
The page where the announcement was made was soon taken down but a cached version of the page is still available, which states:
"Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on some devices beginning on December 1st, 2019. Some older Samsung smart TV's are affected by this change. In the future, Netflix can be viewed from many other devices capable of connecting to your TV."
It hasn’t been made clear exactly which Samsung Smart TV models will stop supporting Netflix or what the ‘technical limitations’ are.
Since the page was removed, we cannot exactly be sure if any Smart TVs would lose Netflix support. A support page on Netflix also states that some devices may lose Netflix support from December 1 and that the devices which will lose support will be prompted before December 1.
Netflix’s ‘Compatible Devices’ page currently displays all the brands that support Netflix but doesn’t show the names of devices that support it. So, for now, we’ll have to wait for any clarifications by Samsung or Netflix about the Smart TV models that will be affected.
But here’s some good news for everyone who has older models of Samsung Smart TVs, even if your device is affected you don’t have to switch to a newer model for Netflix, you can purchase streaming devices like Google Chromecast and connect them with your TV to continue enjoying your favorite Netflix shows and movies.