CBS All Entry is about to rework into Paramount Plus on March 4th, however you received’t be capable to watch it in case you personal a second- or third-generation Apple TV. The corporate introduced that it received’t replace its app for these gadgets when the streaming service relaunches subsequent month, as spotted by MacRumors.
The announcement makes CBS All Entry / Paramount Plus the newest service to finish help for the set-top field. YouTube announced that it’s going to drop help beginning subsequent month, whereas HBO dropped the growing old streaming packing containers last year. The second-gen Apple TV is over a decade previous (it launched in 2010), whereas the third-generation model was launched in 2012, so it’s comprehensible that we’re beginning to see a wave of deprecated apps.
Customers will nonetheless be capable to stream Paramount Plus to older Apple TVs utilizing an iPad or iPhone, nevertheless, in order that they received’t be fully locked out of their content material.
In contrast to the newer Apple TV fashions (ranging from 2015 and onward), which function fashionable software program and an App Retailer that makes it easy for builders to proceed to replace their apps, the older Apple TV fashions typically solely noticed updates to particular person streaming functions when Apple up to date the complete working system — an increasingly rare occurrence as of late.
The sunsetting of the CBS app on older TVs isn’t the one change the Paramount Plus transition is inflicting: 9to5Mac also notes that the corporate not presents its discounted CBS All Access and Showtime bundle for Apple TV Plus subscribers.