After first announcing the change to their new API about a year ago, YouTube has today made its final announcement.

YouTube will soon cease to support old-gem devices, most of which were made in 2012 or earlier.

“For a quick memory lane trip, in March 2014, we announced that the Data API v2 would be retired on April 20, 2015, and would be shut down soon thereafter. To help with your migration, we launched the migration guide in September 2014, and have also been giving you regular notices on v3 feature updates.”

YouTube are doing this because of the updates that they have been making to their Data API, adding features like comments, captions, RSS push notifications, and flagging videos.

Most of the devices that will not be supported after this switch over include older TVs and Blu-ray disc players from Sony and Panasonic, Google TV devices running version 3 or 4, game consoles that don’t support Adobe Flash or HTML5, iOS devices running anything below iOS 7 and the 1st and 2nd generation Apple TV.

You can view the new device supported list here.

As noted earlier, the move to YouTube v3 will begin in late May, when users will be shown a 410 Gone HTTP response if the API has not been changed on their device, currently YouTube simply shows the following message above videos on soon to be unsupported devices.

You can find out more at the source link below.

Source: YouTube (Engineering and Developers Blog)

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