Netflix IOS App Removes Apple’s AirPlay support

Netflix has decided to remove Apple’s AirPlay feature from IOS devices. There was a very small explanation about this action from Netflix. AirPlay allows iOS devices to share audio, video, photo, and some more stuff among other Apple devices. it Also allowed playing your favorite songs throughout the house by connecting it to Apple Homepod speakers. Now latest Smart tv companies also started adding Apple’s Airplay support to their large-screen TVs so IOS device users can see videos on Big Screens.

There was already lots of complains from IOS device Users that Airplay is not working Properly in their Netflix App. Netflix app was showing this error when trying to play using Airplay, “Cannot play title. Please try again later.” Last Week, Netflix finally confirmed that they are killing off this handy wireless casting feature from their IOS app. This was a big shock to Apple users as Netflix has supported Airplay since 2013(almost 5 years).

Recently Apple has done a partnership with Smartphone brands for Apple’s new Airplay, which plays shows directly on the TV. Unfortunately, Airplay 2 doesn’t support digital identifiers so Netflix can’t tell if their users are getting the best viewing experience when playing on those new tv sets.

This Official statement from Netflix on this matter

“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.”

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yes, it was easier to stream Netflix shows on smart tv using airplay. but this does not end of the world for IOS users as nowadays almost all smart tv can install Netflix app. Netflix has also listed some other ways for iOS users to cast Netflix on TVs.

  • Connect Using Chrome cast
  • Connect Using Netflix 2nd Screen
  • Connect Using External Cable

Now, Netflix does claim that: “It’s not a business competition play.” but we are not sure if that is completely true. you see, Netflix supported Airplay for 5 years but they decided to pull of their support right after Apple announced Apple TV+ a month ago. now, this could be a very good reason behind all of this “technical limitations” but who knows the truth? what’s your thought on this Netflix’s Bold move let us know in the comments below. 

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