no point buying a smart tv

5 Sep

london 7.30am monday 2016 rain 15.2C

In the past, Google API changes have resulted in YouTube no longer working on older Apple TVs and other devices running previous OS versions. 50 Sony BRAVIA TVs models released in 2012 are about to loose support for YouTube playback due to recent changes made by Google.

Sony does not cite the exact specification change, but Google recently announced that all YouTube connections will soon be encrypted with HTTPS. link

this is saying all those 2012 smart tvs are not working with google changing their encryption to https. it suggests people just use chromecast instead. that would mean no point buying a smart tv, really. i myself cannot see the point of buying smart tvs. glad to see my instinct has held true. haha.

i think it also apply to old laptops too. my chromebook has always only connected me to urls only if that urls have https. it is a safety feature that i appreciate a lot. because it means someone trying to hack into it wont be able to see anything that i type into my chromebook and steal info.

 and i have noticed some library users cannot log onto the library free wifi . i think it is because of this https and they were using old laptops with old software.

 the library tried to remedy it by removing the https , because for a time i could not log on with my chromebook though others in the library could. i brought it to the attention of the librarian to be told well others could, so it is your problem. or words to that effect. so i was resigned to not being able to log on in the library. but recently it has been fixed. and i could log on. 

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