If you’ve been loyally sticking with an older Roku streaming device, it might be time to say goodbye. On December 1, a number of old models will lose the ability to access Netflix, making these devices a little less useful for those who subscribe to the massive streaming service. Maybe its time for a new Roku gizmo?
Originally reported by Cordcutters, Digital Trends confirmed this news with a Roku spokesperson. “Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be available on select older
It’s not just old
Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be available on this device after December 1st, 2019. Please visit netflix.com/compatibledevices for a list of available devices. — Netflix support page
If you own one of the affected devices, you’ll see one of these messages the next time you fire up the Netflix app.
The affected Roku models are among the first generation of players, some having debuted as long ago as 2009. These devices can still run thousands of other
The Featured Free menu option that is part of Roku’s OS 9.2 software drives viewers to ad-supported, free movies and shows that bring in advertising revenue. Plus, the recently announced addition of the Apple TV app (and soon-to-launch Apple TV+ service) will further insulate
If you decide it’s time to upgrade, the good news is that you can do so for as little as $30. The new Roku Express is a palm-sized media streamer that comes with a basic
Updated on October 18, 2019: Information added about older smart TVs that may also be affected.
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