Netflix discontinued their support for AirPlay, a feature that allows you to stream Netflix videos across all Apple devices, with no prior notification.
Yesterday, few users of the MacRumours forum reported that they are not able to use Netflix with Airplay. There were many people’s who were reporting the same thing on the forum. So, Priyanshi, from Innovative Beast, gone through the Netflix support page. She found the Airplay is no more supported with Netflix.
Apple recently launched their own streaming service which is called Apple TV, which is a rival to Netflix.
Airplay is a very old feature which was available to Apple devices. But after the launch of Apple TV, Netflix stops support. This creates a lot of questions in our mind.
Update: A Netflix spokesperson provided further explanation on the company’s decision to discontinue support for AirPlay on iOS devices, attributing it to the rollout of AirPlay support on third party devices and an inability to distinguish between them:
“We want to make sure our members have a great Netflix experience on any device they use. With AirPlay support rolling out to third-party devices, there isn’t a way for us to distinguish between devices (what is an Apple TV vs. what isn’t) or certify these experiences. Therefore, we have decided to discontinue Netflix AirPlay support to ensure our standard of quality for viewing is being met. Members can continue to access Netflix on the built-in app across Apple TV and other devices.”
Source : MacRumours