Netflix is ​​cutting support for older Apple TV models

Netflix is ​​cutting support for older Apple TV models

In an email to subscribers, Netflix warns that it will no longer support second- and third-generation Apple TV models after July 31.

according to MacRumors Netflix justifies the decision by saying that it wants to provide the best possible user experience by focusing on devices that support the latest features and updates.

To continue using Netflix on Apple TV, you must have an Apple TV HD (4th generation) or later.

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No longer for sale

the edge He writes that the first three generations of Apple TV are already considered so-called “obsolete” by Apple, which is ending support for the devices seven years after it stopped selling the product.

Apple sold the second-generation Apple TV from 2010 to 2012. It was then replaced by the third-generation Apple TV, which was on sale until 2015. This is the last model to come with the old aluminum remote — before Apple is turning to touch – the voice control-based alternative.

Since 2012: The third generation Apple TV is 12 years old.  Image: Apple

Since 2012: The third generation Apple TV is 12 years old. Image: Apple
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Both older Apple TV models run an older version of iOS that came before Apple launched its own custom operating system, tvOS. They came without an App Store, instead coming with a bunch of pre-installed apps.

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What can you do?

Netflix advises users who want to continue watching content to upgrade to a newer Apple TV model or use other compatible devices such as a smart TV or Roku devices, MacRumors writes.

iOS 16 ended streaming DRM-protected content via AirPlay on older Apple TV models, so unfortunately that won't be an option.

YouTube is cutting support for the third-generation Apple TV in early 2021:

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