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^It probably won't. There's no incentive for manufacturers to support their Smart TV platforms for more than a couple of years. It's the same thing with apps like YouTube - eventually there won't be any more updates and it will simply cease to work.

That's why it's always better to get a separate media box (Roku, Apple TV, nVidia Shield, etc). Cheaper than a new TV, and they also tend to get updates for longer.

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On some smart TVs, the Netflix interface is basically just an HTML5 web app that Netflix controls. In those cases, Netflix can make changes themselves for many TVs/platforms at once, without having to spend resources on a thousand different apps for 250 end users each.

If it's a proprietary app on the TV, then it's pretty well hopeless.
 
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