Google has announced that YouTube apps running on select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier will no longer be supported after this month. These devices include Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV.
“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,” the Mountain View, California-based company said in a blog post. The upgrade also affects the 2nd gen Apple TV.
What’s worth noting is that the support isn’t being dropped right away – your YouTube apps will work as usual for the rest of the month, except that a discontinuation video will be shown each time you access them. Beginning next month you’ll only see the discontinuation video, and by late May, all YouTube apps using the old API will start receiving 410 Gone HTTP responses.
To know more about how you can continue using YouTube, hit the Source 1 link below.
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