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Netflix may no longer work if you have an old TV

Do you have an old TV? The older TVs and streaming sticks are likely to go obsolete. Come December 2, and a host of devices manufactured prior to 2012 may stop working with Netflix. 

Well, that was bound to happen. Providing support for every other device may or may not be easy. In fact, it can be quite impossible. The newer updates will make it rather difficult to work with the older configurations. The image resolutions tend to get larger, and the system processes assume wider proportions, and thus, accessing them will become a tough task rather. 

That is exactly the reason Netflix has decided pulling the plugs on the older generation smart TVs and the first-gen streaming devices. Some of the devices that you would find non-working would include Samsung, Vizio, and Roku. 

So, which devices are affected? Netflix has already notified the users of Samsung TVs from 2011 or older that they will need to upgrade. A similar fate awaits the users on Vizio smart TVs that have crossed a lifetime of 4 years, i.e., the models from 2015 and earlier are likely to be getting no Netflix starting December 2019. 

Now that the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are just around the corner, it may be a good idea to check out the best options to upgrade your devices soon. 

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