Uh oh. It looks some devices will no longer be compatible with Netflix in the near future. The streaming platform revealed that as of December 1, some devices will no longer be able to stream Netflix. Netflix says “technical limitations” are the reason for this sudden loss of support certain devices, including Samsung and Roku products. Here's what Netflix added to their Help Center Site about the impending service changes:
If you see an error that says: '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.' It means that, due to technical limitations, your device will no longer be able to stream Netflix after the specified date. This message will appear multiple times before the specified date as a reminder. To continue streaming, you'll need to switch to a compatible device prior to that date. To see a list of compatible devices, visit netflix.com/compatibledevices.
That special Netflix site lists which devices are compatible with the streaming service. The list includes Streaming Media Players, Smart TVs, Game Consoles, and Set-top Boxes. Samsung users with older devices will likely be affected by these changes. Samsung released a statement about this, as well, which reads:
Although some of our older TV's (2010 and 2011 models, with C or D after the screen size in the model code) will no longer support Netflix directly beginning December 1st, 2019, many other devices you may have connected to your TV are still supported. You can find a list from Netflix at netflix.com/compatibledevices. As long as you have one of the supported devices, like a game console, streaming media player, or set-top box, you'll still be able to watch Netflix on your TV.
Life Hacker reports that a number of Roku devices will also no longer support Netflix as of December 1st. It's still unclear just how many devices will be affected. Unfortunately, Netflix users may just have to wait and see if their devices are still able to stream Netflix next month.