Hulu Is the Latest Streaming Company to End Support for Older Devices

published 04.06.2020 18:10

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Much to the dismay of many customers, Netflix left older Roku and Samsung devices, Sonos killed off some of its older speakers (though decided to continue to support them with security patches instead of abandoning them as planned), and HBO removed its HBO Go and HBO Now streaming apps from some Apple TVs.

Here’s the hardware you’ll need to update: Roku Ultra Roku Premiere and Premiere+ Roku Express and Express+ Roku 3 and 4 Roku 2 (model 4210) Roku Streaming Stick (model 3500 or later) Roku TV 4k Roku TV If you’re not sure which model you have, you can easily find it.

Additionally, if you currently have any one of the below Roku devices (which will still be supported after June 24), you’ll need to update your devices to firmware version 8.1 or higher to access the latest version of the Hulu app.

Affected models include the Roku Streaming Player (models 2400 to 3100) and the Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or earlier), which do not support features like Premium Add-ons or live TV like newer models do.

The older models also don’t support 4K, and a few don’t even support 1080p, so it probably doesn’t make much financial sense for Hulu to continue support for those devices.