Philips adds SHA-2 support so smart TV functionality continues to work

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Philips has been able to add SHA-2 encryption support to several of its smart TVs, meaning the smartTV functionality will continue to work. The company previously reported that adding support for SHA-2 was not possible for its high-end smart TVs from 2009, leaving owners of these TVs without smart TV functionality.

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#2

I think we all knew that adding SHA-2 support wasn’t “impossible” as Philips claimed. Philips has the tools, knowledge, and resources to add SHA-2 in a timely matter. The only thing Philips lacked was the willpower. I guess thousands of requests were enough to magically cause Philips to get off their collective butts and fix the problem.

As for the Amazon Fire sticks not being compatible, I couldn’t help but facepalm at that. Seriously, how could Philips have been too stupid to figure that out?

In all fairness though, if I had a HiDef TV and a Fire stick, I would assume these devices would be 100% compatible with eachother. In fact, I’m not at all sure what’s so “incompatible” about these sticks and TVs, although something tells me it’s got something to do with DRM.


#3

sure they better did it or they could have closed their TV shops!