Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonNetflix ending support for older Roku players - FlatpanelsHD

Netflix ending support for older Roku players

14 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Netflix has warned that Roku media players from 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 will no longer be supported after December 1, 2019.

Due to technical limitations

If you still own and use one of Roku's 'classic' streaming boxes or sticks, you may want to upgrade soon. Netflix is ending support for Roku players introduced in 2011 and earlier. - "Due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be available on select older Roku players after December 1, 2019. These devices include models Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, and Roku XR Player," Roku said in a statement to HDGuru. In addition, the Roku XD and the purple Roku LT introduced in 2011 are affected.

Roku LT

In 2015, Roku announced that it would no longer provide firmware updates to its media streamers from 2011 and earlier. This decision has likely made it difficult for Netflix to continue support. - "We have made the difficult decision to no longer launch new streaming channels, update existing channels, push firmware updates, or develop the Roku mobile app for Classic Roku players," the company said in 2015. How long do you expect a streaming device to last? Surely, most users would expect a device purchased in 2011, or even 2012, to last beyond 2015, even if it still technically works without the latest software. Netflix on the other hand has kept the wheels turning on classic Roku players, which were amongst the first to support Netflix video streaming, for 8 to 11 years. - Source: Netflix, HDGuru



Latest news

Samsung Serif TV

Samsung expands range of lifestyle TVs - The Frame, Serif & Sero

21 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Disney+ arrives on (some) Vizio TVs

21 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony UHD Blu-ray player

Sales of UHD Blu-ray players in decline

20 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Panasonic HZ1000 OLED

Panasonic unveils 2020 HZ1500 & HZ1000 OLED TVs with Filmmaker Mode

18 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Panasonic HX940

Panasonic announces 2020 HX940, HX900 & HX800 4K LCD TVs

18 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Q60T

Samsung's most advanced "QLED" LCD tech is now reserved for its 8K TVs

17 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Q80T

Samsung unveils its 2020 line-up of 8K and 4K "QLED" LCD TVs

17 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Star Wars box-set

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga box-set coming to UHD Blu-ray in March

14 Feb 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |