Termination of the YouTube App on Certain Sony, Panasonic Televisions and Video Products

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    Jun 14, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    This is PISSING me off, did anyone else find this with their "older" TV's?, my goodness, my Sony TV is only 3 years old, (now with the horizontal black line of death), check your model(s), what a fucking waste, I REFUSE to shell out minus $1,000 every 2-3 years for a new TV because of ever changing software or very poor quality assurance, in the trash bin goes my TV and blue ray player icon_twisted.gif



    https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/news-item.pl?news_id=487

    Dear Valued Sony Customer,

    Google, the service provider of YouTube, posted an important notice on their official website on January 22, 2015, that Google will no longer support YouTube apps on certain devices after April 20, 2015. Please visit youtube.com/devicesupport for more information.

    As a result of Google's decision, the YouTube App and related functions will no longer show content on certain models of Sony® television, video and audio products after April 20, 2015.


    Certain older YouTube apps will no longer be supported after April 2015
    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6098135?p=yt_devicesupport&hl=en&rd=1

    As we upgrade the YouTube Data API to bring more features, we’ll begin shutting down the old version on April 20, 2015. This will result in the current YouTube app not working on certain device models from 2012 and older.

    We will continue to focus our efforts on improving our official YouTube app for TV which is available on most 2013 and newer Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, game consoles, streaming devices, and set-top boxes (e.g. Virgin Media, BSkyB Now TV Box, TiVo). You can find a list of our device partners here.



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    Jun 14, 2015 5:54 PM GMT
    I just got a new Sony blue ray player with YouTube built in, connected to a LG TV. It was only $60.00.
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    Jun 14, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    Sony is a horrible company. I stopped buying their products years ago when I realized how sketch they were. They started out by making sure that you were forced to buy all accessories from them. So if something breaks down, you can't just run to Radio Shack and fix it; you have to order it from Sony and they will rape you on the price. Think of it like buying a new car where you're forced to buy everything from the dealership.
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    Jun 14, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
    Radd saidSony is a horrible company. I stopped buying their products years ago when I realized how sketch they were. They started out by making sure that you were forced to buy all accessories from them. So if something breaks down, you can't just run to Radio Shack and fix it; you have to order it from Sony and they will rape you on the price. Think of it like buying a new car where you're forced to buy everything from the dealership.


    Like Apple and BMW?

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    Jun 14, 2015 7:50 PM GMT
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    Radd saidSony is a horrible company. I stopped buying their products years ago when I realized how sketch they were. They started out by making sure that you were forced to buy all accessories from them. So if something breaks down, you can't just run to Radio Shack and fix it; you have to order it from Sony and they will rape you on the price. Think of it like buying a new car where you're forced to buy everything from the dealership.


    Like Apple and BMW?


    Lol. Spot on.
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    Jun 14, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    And this is why I'll never buy a smart tv. Consumer electronics makers are in the business to make you buy new shit every few years. They're not going to update all those smart features on your tv sets and set-top boxes.

    Buy yourself the largest non-smart tv, and hook up an old laptop through HDMI. And get a wireless keyboard. Futureproof for at least 10 years.

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    Jun 14, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    timmm55 said
    Radd saidSony is a horrible company. I stopped buying their products years ago when I realized how sketch they were. They started out by making sure that you were forced to buy all accessories from them. So if something breaks down, you can't just run to Radio Shack and fix it; you have to order it from Sony and they will rape you on the price. Think of it like buying a new car where you're forced to buy everything from the dealership.


    Like Apple and BMW?




    You can buy Apple compatible stuff anywhere. Sony, not so much. And I don't like BMW's so I would never buy one anyway.
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    Jun 15, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
    timmm55 saidI just got a new Sony blue ray player with YouTube built in, connected to a LG TV. It was only $60.00.



    Just wait, your "new" LG (obsolete) LCD-LED smart HD TV, will become quite "old and worthless when the new 4K TV's start selling like crazy. Even though most ISP's cant keep up with the switch-a-roo either. 4K TV with a ISP 2160 output range does not even exist, but the TV does. That is only if you pay your ISP, now, separate for an HD signal. Why the electronics companies keep pushing "new stuff", when the "old stuff" isn't really old to begin with. I see a very disturbing pattern here, while computers and their OS system were always known to be "obsolete" after the next one comes out (example, Windows version), I never expected the same treatment to these other electronic products, it would appear, at least for TV's, that internet service providers are not keeping up either, last time I had Time Warner Cable, their out put set box high limit was 1080i, not even 1080p. Now we are being forced into 2160 4K and nobody will be able to view this, another waste, why they just don't leave things alone instead of pushing, as I said in my OP, I refuse to shell out $1,000 every 2-3 years. I now miss the '27 inch RCA, remote controlled CRT TV I had for 15 years, that still worked fine when I gave it away and bought into the latest technology, that so far, has been a cheap ass disappointment, 4K Blu-Ray anyone? Just means your now entire collection of "old" Blu-Ray discs wont play on the "new" Blu-Ray and you will have to either keep your old player or start a new disc collection icon_mad.gif

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    Jun 15, 2015 12:08 AM GMT
    We have a Sony XPR 1080p. It is 8 years old. We connect AppleTV to it. Works well!
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    Jun 15, 2015 12:21 AM GMT
    Radd saidSony is a horrible company. I stopped buying their products years ago when I realized how sketch they were. They started out by making sure that you were forced to buy all accessories from them. So if something breaks down, you can't just run to Radio Shack and fix it; you have to order it from Sony and they will rape you on the price. Think of it like buying a new car where you're forced to buy everything from the dealership.



    Become your own TV repair man! icon_mad.gif




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    Jun 15, 2015 12:52 AM GMT

    Stop the madness, its moving too fast! icon_evil.gif


    4K TV Deals May Be Awesome, But You'd Be Stupid to Buy One
    http://dealnews.com/features/Deals-May-Be-Awesome-Right-Now-But-Youd-Be-Stupid-to-Buy-a-4-K-TV/708723.html

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    Jun 15, 2015 1:07 AM GMT
    OMFG, icon_eek.gificon_mad.gif



    As Smart TVs with 4K displays mature, now is the time to look for a high-end 1080p set
    http://arc.applause.com/2015/02/16/4k-smart-tv-buyers-guide/

    After CES 2015, the variety of Smart TVs is robust in the coming year. Samsung is bringing the power of its Tizen operating system to its Smart TV collection. LG announced webOS 2.0 for its sets while Android TV is taking over at Sony and Sharp. Firefox OS will run several Panasonic TVs. The television is turning into your new computer, the physical foil to the small-screen smartphone.


    The future of TV's too? icon_rolleyes.gif