YouTube app no longer supports older TVs, outdated iOS devices
Your aging “smart” devices are about to get a bit dumber, thanks to a YouTube update.
Starting in May, the YouTube app won’t work on devices manufactured before 2013. This means iPhones, Apple TVs, iPads, streaming video devices, Blu-ray players, video game consoles and smart TVs that are more than a couple years old will be unable to access their pre-installed version of the popular video app, according to a recent announcement from Google.
Google says it’s necessary to shut down the older apps in order to introduce new features to the latest versions of YouTube.
According to MacRumors, individuals using devices old enough to be affected by the change are starting to see a discontinuation video at the top of any search they run on the YouTube app. The video explains that “YouTube is upgrading to a newer version, which is not supported by this device or app” and encourages viewers to visit youtube.com/devicesupport for more information. [via huffingtonpost.com]