Samsung Smart TV owners see Netflix discontinue this December

Smart TVs have really made our lives a whole lot simpler, to an extent where we don’t even feel like subscribing to a conventional TV set-top box. However, if you have an old Samsung Smart TV, this isn’t good news for you.


Global streaming giant Netflix has just revealed that it will no longer be compatible to run on some dated Samsung Smart TVs, starting December 1st, this year. It is notifying those users on their TV sets.

Now obviously this is baffling, considering one invests a good chunk of hard-earned money on a TV, only to realise one of the most preferred media platforms has decided to completely pull all support. 

Samsung’s website has a statement pertaining to this where they have mentioned that these TVs have technical limitations – preferably pertaining to older hardware configurations that would sort of hamper the overall viewing experience. Samsung is kind enough to suggest its users to buy a streaming device like Amazon’s Fire Stick or a Roku to connect to Netflix. Oddly enough, this post doesn’t really have a list of TVs that are no longer compatible.

If you want to check whether your TV is under Netflix’s blade, you can keep checking this section for more.


Recently, Netflix launched a mobile-only subscription plan for the Indian market where it allows one screen to be active for just ZAR 50 rands (Rs 250) per month. The viewing quality, however, is limited to just 480p and only one screen can be active at a time. 

While the plan might the most reasonable on Netflix’s portfolio, it definitely isn’t the best, as users prefer splitting the Rs 800- four-screen plan that not only gets the price lower ZAR 11 rands (Rs 50) but also doesn’t compromise on the quality of the stream. Moreover, it also supports up to 4K streaming, which can be perfect for a smart TV. 

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