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Samsung halts Blu-ray player production

February 19, 2019

Electronics giant Samsung has announced it is ceasing production of Blu-ray players, and has completely axed plans to release a new high-end 4K model later this year.

The news follows reports that recent box office hits such as The Favourite and Stan & Ollie will skip UHD home releases completely.

“Samsung will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market,” Samsung confirmed to CNET.

The move signals further signs of the death of physical media as consumers continue to shift to streaming services.

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