Netflix is the most popular premium video streaming platform in the world. Considering its growing popularity across different regions of the world, Netflix keeps on updating its features and functionality to better keep up with the times, especially when players like Apple TV+, Disney+, and HBO Max are set to take over the streaming market. The most recent update from Netflix suggests that a certain set of Samsung smart TV models will be losing their access to the Netflix app. Read on for more details.
According to a recently updated Samsung support page, via BGR, Netflix support will be redacted for certain of their smart TVs starting December 1. "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," the support page says.
That said, Samsung or Netflix haven't yet revealed the exact model numbers that will be part of this change. The only way to check would be to keep a check on Netflix's Compatible Devices page, which might be updated as the rule comes into effect.
Alternatively, you should be careful if your Samsung smart TV is more than a couple of years old. While there is no exact reason behind this update, it is being attributed to "technical limitations" which could mean anything. You can still run Netflix on the Samsung smart TV models, just that you will need a compatible device such as Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, Apple TV, or any one of the current-gen gaming consoles.