Come Monday, some Roku users will have no choice but to upgrade if they want to continue streaming Netflix.
Several older Roku models will, starting on Dec. 2, no longer be supported by Netflix. “Technical limitations” will prevent Netflix from supporting the older devices, a Netflix rep told CNET earlier this month.
A Roku rep told BGR the following devices will be impacted: Roku SD (N1050); Roku HD-XR (N1101); Roku HD (N1100, 2000C); and Roku XD (2050X, 2050N, 2100X, 2100N).
This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise to the viewers with those devices, though, as Roku has sent alerts, notifying customers their devices may soon be unable to stream Netflix.
Still, if you have one of those devices, and you were looking forward to checking out Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” you might want to crank it out this weekend.
Earlier this month, Roku reported it added 2 million active accounts during the third quarter, pushing it 32.3 million overall. Roku, in its letter to shareholders, boasted its viewers watched 10.3 billion hours of content during Q3 — or the equivalent of about 3.5 hours per account spent streaming each day.
Coupled with established players like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, Roku appears poised to benefit from the launch of both Disney+ and Apple TV+ earlier this month.
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