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How to Watch Netflix Movies on Old Roku?

Why won't my Netflix work on my Roku?

Dozens of Roku users wonder why Netflix won't work on their Roku any more. Is there any Netflix Roku problems? Yes. Netflix is dropping support for old Roku players after 1 December, 2019, including the Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, Roku XR Player and Roku XD Player. If your Roku player just happens to be one of them, you can consider to watch movies and TV shows on Roku Channel, Sling, HBO Now, Prime Video as a workaround. Yet, providing what you're interested is the Netflix original movies like Dolemite Is My Name, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Marriage Story, the below solutions are the way to go.

1. Upgrade to New Roku Player

Newer Roku players (still on sale) are not affected by this elimination. To continue watching Netflix original movies, please upgrade to newer Roku player like Roku Premiere, Roku® Streaming Stick®+, Roku Ultra, Roku Ultra LT for HD/4K/HDR streaming, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku® Streaming Stick® for HD streaming. The price ranges from $29.99 to $99.99. Check its official webpage to pick out your desired one.

Upgrade to new Roku player
Upgrade to New Roku Player

2. Watch Ripped Netflix Movies on Your Old Roku

In case, you just want to watch certain Netflix original movies or some classic films before 1980s, Netflix DVD movies is a nice option. It also saves you from the endless scrolling through hundreds of movie options on your TV via Netflix streaming and let your family watch the true classics, not just what the Netflix streaming service subjectively rated and recommended.

The gripe is that the current Netflix DVD plans allow you to get solely one or two discs at a time. You're unable to receive the new disc(s) unless the previous DVD title is picked up by the post office. Thus, it's inconvenient if you're meant to share the in-transit movie with your friends or family who drop by unannounced. You have to wait 1, 2 or more days if you live in rural area.

In such case, ripping and backing up Netflix DVDs to USB drive is the smart approach. You can resort to WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to firstly copy Netflix DVDs to USB drive with any modern formats like MP4, H264, H265, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG-2, etc. so as to quicker return DVD disc and to receive new discs. Afterwards, you can stress-free watch Netflix movies on your old Roku via USB drive, as well as enjoy it on any mobile devices (tablet/phone) anywhere anytime.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose or illegal use and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so. Please DO NOT use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to rip rental DVDs.

How to Rip Netflix DVD to USB Drive, MP4, MKV

Step 1. Load Netflix DVD. Insert the Netflix DVD to DVD-ROM. Fire up WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and hit DVD Disc button to load DVD disc.

Step 2. Select output format. This DVD ripper will auto read your DVD and select the main title on its own. After that, the Output Profile dialogue pops up, where you're allowed to select your desired format from 350+ profiles. Select one format like MP4 Video and tap OK.

Step 3. Start DVD Ripping. Click Browse to set destination folder and hit RUN to start decoding and copying Netflix DVD.

3. Watch Downloaded Movies on Old Roku

Netflix apps for iOS, Android, Fire OS and Netflix Windows 10 support you to download Netflix movies thereon. However, the downloaded movie titles are fixed only with the device you use for downloads. They're copyright protected lest they get pirated. Consequently, there is no likelihood that you watch the downloaded Netflix movie from Netflix apps on old Roku.

The alternate you can take into consideration is to use a free video downloader to free download (free) movies from YouTube, Dailymotion, metacafe, crunchyroll, crackle, comedycentral, movieclips, etc. 1000+ movie sharing sites and then plug it to Roku player via USB drive for playback. Please don't use movie downloader to download any copyright protected Netflix movies. Free movie source is acceptable.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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