Google has this week announced that certain older YouTube applications will no longer be supported after this month, April 2015 due to the roll out of new software.
Affected hardware include devices that have been manufactured in 2012 and before, and include such hardware as Sony’s TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic’s TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older Apple iOS devices, as well as hardware running older versions of Google TV.
The reason for the discontinuation of support for older devices is due to Google upgrading the YouTube Data API in preparation to add more features. As the new API is rolled out by Google, the search giant will be shutting down the old YouTube API version this month, and as a result the current YouTube application will not work on certain devices from 2012 and older. Google explains little more :
“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 and streaming devices. You can find a list of our device partners”
For more information on the new YouTube Data API jump over to the official YouTube website for details.
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