Samsung ends Blu-ray production with little notice, as physical disc playing systems are slowly dying out in favor of new technology…
Legacy media is slowly dying out. Spinning discs comprise less and less of consumer media consumption.
“Samsung will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean the company will stop manufacturing all its disc devices but it does send a clear message.
Samsung Ends Blu Ray Player Production as Streaming Gains more Popularity
“Some devices, such as DVD/Blu-ray players, are in the declining phase of their product life cycle as streaming devices gain prominence.”
Currently, just 66 percent of television-watching household still own these players. This, compared to 72 percent the prior year. More telling is Nielsen says the average U.S. adult only spends 5 minutes per day, watching a spinning disc player. That’s a tiny fraction of all screen activity.