As we mentioned in the previous post, Netflix has removed AirPlay support from its AirPlay-ready devices: SHOCK to users!
Netflix has declined AirPlay support from all it’s iOS app last week quoting “technical limitations”. The announcement comes just a few months before Apple releases Apple TV+ and takes on Netflix with its own original shows series.
But the end of Netflix’s AirPlay support is related indirectly to the release of Apple TV+, not in retaliation.
This post will answer WHY Netflix took such a big move.
The massive streaming entity took a step forward in explaining “technical limitations”.
Netflix stated that it can no longer differentiate between the playback devices — an Apple TV+ or a third party TV like Samsung, Sony, LG etc. — by expanding AirPlay support to more TVs and devices.
The official statement from Netflix:-
Netflix uses TV OEMs to certify their products for ensuring the best Netflix experience – Whether or not Netflix certifies the playback device, it won’t provide user experience it seeks.
Difficulty in distinguishing Playback device, Netflix decided to drop out AirPlay support instead of living without data.