Here’s why you can’t use AirPlay with Netflix right now

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Apple's effort to bring AirPlay support to third-party TVs is a nice perk for consumers-unless you're trying to stream Netflix from your iPhone to the TV.

The vague explanation initially sparked theories that the move was meant to hurt Apple, which recently announced that it would debut a new TV service that will compete with Netflix.

The timing of Netflix's move to end support for AirPlay, coming as it did two weeks after Apple unveiled a rival streaming service, raised suspicions that Netflix was punishing a rival. According to Netflix in a statement sent to MacRumors, this was done deliberately because of AirPlay's roll out to 3rd party devices. But even then, you can just add whatever it is you want to watch from the Netflix app on the Apple TV. Netflix's interactive shows do not work on Apple TV either. Reason behind this is technical limitations. Which is especially odd given Netflix has supported it until, well, today. Apple had recently announced its long-awaited push into television programming which could threaten Netflix in the future. Initially, Netflix didn't offer much of an explanation for dropping AirPlay support, but some elaboration has since been offered. In the meantime, In India and other select nations, Netflix is trying another versatile just membership plan that would just cost users $3.63 every month (Rs. 251).

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The decision is expected to boost demand for Google Chromecast with Apple eco system fans tipped to switch to Android based devices that are not affected by the decision. Therefore, people who purchase new smart TVs with built-in AirPlay video support don't have anything to worry about because they will be able to benefit from the premium Netflix experience anyways. But in a move that looks suspiciously spiteful, Netflix have killed support for AirPlay, citing "technical limitations." .

The updated app, expected to launch in May, will sell a-la-carte subscriptions to services such as HBO, Showtime, Stars, and others, but not include Netflix.

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