Netflix to End Support for 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TV

Netflix will no longer support second-generation and third-generation Apple TV models from July 31, 2024, the company has announced in an email to some subscribers.

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Netflix said that the decision made to "maintain the best possible Netflix experience" by focusing on devices that can support the latest features and updates.

The second-generation ‌Apple TV‌ was the first of its kind to feature a black body and an aluminum Apple Remote, an updated look compared to the silver and white ‌Apple TV‌ that was originally released in 2007. The unit was powered by an A4 chip, and offered up to 720p resolution output.

Apple sold the second-generation ‌Apple TV‌ from 2010 until 2012, which is when the company released the third-generation ‌Apple TV‌ with an A5 chip and support for 1080p content.

Both models run on an early variant of iOS that precedes tvOS and lacks an App Store. The devices are classed as obsolete by Apple and no longer receive updates.

Netflix will remain available to access on the ‌Apple TV‌ HD (originally the fourth-generation model) and all ‌Apple TV‌ 4K models.

After the July 31 date, Netflix recommends that to continue viewing content, affected users either upgrade to a newer ‌Apple TV‌ model, or use other compatible devices such as smart TVs or Roku devices.

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Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
2 weeks ago
"best possible Netflix experience" my ass. What they actually mean is "we cannot track your whereabouts on those devices and we need to be able to block your account sharing"

edit: jesus, why so many downvotes?
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PiedMyPants Avatar
2 weeks ago
I ended my support for Netflix 1 year ago to get the best experience in LIFE
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rikscha Avatar
2 weeks ago
Funny, arguably the best gui netflix ever had
The current implementation was one major reason to cancel. It is absolutely crap and you cant find ****. You have to scroll 5 minutes to find your continue watching tab. Idiotic
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xander49x Avatar
2 weeks ago
Netflix just keeps giving me reasons to never have an account.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
2 weeks ago

It’s tempting to buy new Apple TV, but…..


Despite what Gurman says, new models are still coming soon this year, but it’ll be again a minor update with updated A series chip most likely. (Instead of having the M series chip like originally planned)
Unless you’re a regular consumer and just want an Apple TV. Most people don’t care. Lol
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chazak Avatar
2 weeks ago

Funny, arguably the best gui netflix ever had
The current implementation was one major reason to cancel. It is absolutely crap and you cant find ****. You have to scroll 5 minutes to find your continue watching tab. Idiotic
I find all streaming services UI suck. They and their algorithms bite the big one.

None of their crap gets me to watch anything I wouldn't otherwise watch. All they do is make it more difficult to use their services as I wish too. It is like "I pay you every month so stop screwing with me."
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)