Netflix has announced it will end support for some older Roku streaming players on December 1st, because of technical limitations…
Anyone who is keeping an older Roku streaming player around for a television somewhere beside the living room might have to upgrade soon to keep watching.
Netflix says it will end support for some models after December 1st. Particularly, Netflix will no longer work with the Roku HD, HD-XR, SD, XD and XDS, as well as the NetGear-branded XD and XDS.
Netflix Roku Support Ending for Some Older Streaming Devices
Netflix states it is ending support for some Roku devices due to “technical limitations.” Not surprisingly, those players made years ago just aren’t compatible with newer tech. Affected device owners should get an alert. Or, it’s possible to run a quick compatibility check online.
None of this should come as a surprise. After all, Roku itself warned device owners in 2015 it would no longer push out updates to players made in May of 2011 or earlier.
Roku currently offers new streaming player models starting at just $30.
“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.”