Netflix has stopped the native support for Apple’s AirPlay feature. The streaming service recently revised its support guidelines and took this decision. But speculations are hinting towards a move against Apple by Netflix.
Since 2013, Netflix videos were streamed using the AirPlay on the Apple TV from an iOS app.
Interestingly, Apple recently held an event where it announced its own streaming service, made deals with other competitors, ‘but didn’t include Netflix in it’. So, the latest decision by Netflix is seen, by many, as retaliation towards that.
Still, Netflix clarified for its latest move and provided a reason for that. It said that they want to make sure their members have a great Netflix experience on any device they use.
It also added that with the AirPlay support rolling out to third-party devices, there isn’t a way for them to distinguish between devices (what is an Apple TV vs. what isn’t) or to certify these experiences. Therefore, they have decided to discontinue Netflix AirPlay support. This is for ensuring that their standard of quality for viewing is met properly.
Further, it also added that the members can continue to access Netflix on the built-in app across Apple TV and other devices.