Netflix App To Be Removed From Some Older Sony TV Models Early Next Year

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The Netflix app is set to be removed from some older Sony TV models early next year. With the change in device support due to take place at the end of February, affected Sony TV owners only have a couple of months left to use the app.

All of the affected Sony TVs are listed as 2012 and 2013 models. Those concerned that they may be impacted by this change can check the full list of confirmed models on Sony’s support website. The support page also confirms that the app will remain available on these TVs up until the end of February 2024. After which, the app will automatically be removed from affected Sony TV models.

In addition to the TVs, a number of 2012 and 2013 Blu-ray disc players will also lose access to the Netflix app at the same time. While the support listing confirms all of these Sony TVs and and Blu-ray disc players are losing support as a result of a “technical limitation,” no further details were provided on the nature of the technical issue.

In general, Netflix is available to access on a wide variety of devices. For those impacted by the change, and wanting to retain access to the service on their existing Sony TV, it may be worth considering connecting a cheap streaming player.

In other Netflix news, the company recently released viewing data for over 18,000 titles, providing a closer look at just how well (or not) a wide number of movies and shows performed on the streaming service in the first half of 2023.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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