If you've connected an old Roku device to your TV, you probably will not be able to watch Netflix on it.
The company, which specializes in producing inexpensive streaming devices for streaming networks such as Netflix, Hulu and CBS All-Access, has announced that "technical difficulties" will hinder the old devices from December 1st to work with Netflix.
Translated, this means that the fourth quarter and the holiday season are ahead of us and it's time for you to buy some new products and continue to ring the cash registers. Or new devices have better technology and it's time to cope with the program.
An Early Edition of the Roku Player (Photo: Roku)
This is no different than the approach of Apple with iPhones. Even if consumers expect them to last forever, the time frame is actually only six years. Apple is discontinuing support for the latest iOS for older phones every year. Last year it was the 5S and this year the iPhone 6, which was first released in 2014.
Microsoft discontinues support for the Windows 7 operating system for software released in January 2009, in January. It needs to get people to access newer software to improve security and 'allow us to support our investments newer technologies and great new experiences ".
Windows 10 costs $ 139, while iOS is free.
Roku devices are not, but they are dirt cheap.
New models are already available from $ 29.99. The Express returns only in HD, the premiere ($ 39.99) also plays in 4K and HDR and the stick ($ 59.99) offers greater wireless coverage.
The models for 2019 are much smaller than when the $ 99 originals came out. However, you can not connect old TVs that require more than one HDMI input. According to Roku, the new devices have much more power, load content faster and have a nicer interface.
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Speaking of Roku, this was a great week for streaming.
Netflix, the company whose videos can not be played on old Roku devices, said that around 64 million people saw the hit "Stranger Things " in July. That's not a typo, it's 64 million people. In a streaming network.
The best rated television program of all time was a 2015 Super Bowl game with 115 million viewers. "NCIS", the TV station's best-rated television program, reaches an average of 12.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
Apple, releasing its response to Netflix, Apple TV +, on November 1, focused on streaming this week. It will be the first time a major premiere party for one of the eight TV + series to debut on November 1, continued the space race drama "For All Mankind".
Apple went to Hollywood with this film and rented the Village Theater in Westwood, which was featured in Quentin Tarantino's recent "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood " when actress Sharon Tate starred in a Dean Martin watched a movie.
The manufacturer of iPhones and Mac computers distributed miniature champagne bottles and glasses so guests could take them to their seats, and then handed them a bag of freeze-dried ice, reports Carly Mallenbaum of USA TODAY.
Apple had a dress code unusual for a Hollywood premiere for the party. "It was different," she says of the party she held in the 1990s for her "Think Different" advertising campaign.
And finally, if we're talking about Apple, no, Apple TV + will not play on old Roku devices either. You need to upgrade.
Maybe a new phone too?
Joel Kinnaman and Kelly Gale attend the world premiere of Apple TV +'s "For All Mankind." (Photo: Presley Ann, Getty Images)
In other technical news this week.
Google's Pixel 4: The company unveiled a slew of new products this week, including the new edition of Pixel 4's mini-speaker (now called Nest Mini) with wall mount and updated Google Wifi mesh. Router at a cheaper price and a built-in mini. If you're having trouble keeping up with Google's name changes, it's the Nest Mini, but the flagship product is still called Google Home. Google has also discontinued its Daydream Virtual Reality Viewer this week.
Zuck says he does not want to be the technology police. The Facebook co-founder said it was not the job of technology companies to decide what truth and what fiction is. "I do not think people want to live in a world where you can only say that things that are decided by technology companies are 100 percent true." Speaking of social networking, the company released version 2.0 of its low-revenue portal, the video chat device that lets you place a Facebook microphone and video camera in your home. The new edition is $ 20 cheaper and can display videos or photos in horizontal or vertical mode.
Netflix is not worried about the competition. Announcing its revenue, Netflix said the upcoming "streaming wars" with Disney and Apple are "loud," but it is not worried, as it does not believe it will lose many subscribers with the new entrants. What do you think readers? Are you going to give up Netflix for Disney + or just both?
The new Google Pixel 4 phone will be launched at a Google Launch Event called Made by Google 19 on the 15th. October, 2019 in New York City. – Google has announced the latest pixel phones to boost the smartphone's market share with features such as gesture recognition that allow users to simply wave their hands to perform tasks. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE / AFP via Getty Images) ORIG FILE ID: AFP_1LG1EQ (Photo: JOHANNES EISELE, AFP via Getty Images)
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