Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonYouTube will be removed on 2012 Smart TVs soon - FlatpanelsHD

YouTube will be removed on 2012 Smart TVs soon

09 Feb 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

YouTube has announced that it will change some developer tools, which means that the YouTube app will disappear on many Smart TVs on April 20, 2015.

Will affect TVs and media streamers

Shortly after Youtube ditched Flash as the default video player, Google has confirmed that its YouTube apps will stop working on many Smart TVs soon, as the company will move from “v2” of its API for developers to “v3”.

A full list of devices is not available, but Google confirms that Sony and Panasonic Smart TVs and Blu-ray players from 2012 and earlier will be affected. The same is true for Google TV devices. Samsung says that YouTube will stop working on its 2010 models, but it is unclear if 2011 or 2012 models will still work. The change will likely also affect other brands of TVs or streamer boxes.

Old YouTube


The change will happen on April 20, 2015. Panasonic says that it is not possible to update old Smart TVs to “version3”.

YouTube is also in the process of switching to VP9 decoding, which can improve picture quality and give you faster loading/rewinding. For the first time, 2015 Smart TVs will also be capable of streaming YouTube in 4K resolution.

- Source: Google/YouTube



Latest news

Greyhound Apple

Apple eyes more blockbuster movies after 'Greyhound' success

06 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips Ambilight TV

Philips debuts new 4K LCD TVs with Ambilight

05 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Mulan

'Mulan' to skip theaters and premiere on Disney+ in September

05 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV

Guide: Apple TV app vs. Apple TV box

04 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Panasonic HZ2000

Panasonic launches new flagship HZ2000 OLED TV for 2020

31 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Ready for PlayStation 5

Sony unveils first 'Ready for PlayStation 5' 4K & 8K TVs

29 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Movies delayed

Hollywood just postponed (almost) all major movies

29 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
YouTube Music Android TV

YouTube Music debuts on Android TV inside YouTube app

28 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |