We reported yesterday on the demise of the CBS All Access UWP app, reportedly due to Microsoft “discontinuing production of this device”.

While CBS references Windows 10 tablet we assume the root cause is Windows 10 Mobile actually going out of support.

Today the WC reports that WWE Network has been emailing users of the Windows 10 app telling them “several device manufacturers have stopped updating the operating system of older products, which may impact your ability to stream high-quality video.”

Our goal is always to provide you with the best possible viewing experience on WWE Network. Unfortunately, several device manufacturers have stopped updating the operating system of older products, which may impact your ability to stream high-quality video. As such, the WWE Network app will no longer be available on the devices listed below starting tomorrow:

  • Amazon Fire Tablets

  • Apple TV – 3rd Generation and earlier models

  • LG TV – 2016 and earlier models

  • PlayStation 3

  • Samsung TV – 2016 and earlier models

  • Samsung and Sony Blue-Ray Players

  • Sony – non Android TVs

  • Windows 10 PCs and Tablets

  • Xbox 360

Another app which has stopped functioning is the Fox Sports app, though a more limited Fox Sports Go replacement, which only offers local and regional matches, is still available.

The demise of these apps, as the Windows 10 platform approaches 1 billion devices, suggests the only reason they were available originally was likely due to Microsoft paying for them, and that Windows 10 is not a significant-enough app platform to replace them with a homegrown version.

As we noted yesterday, while Windows users do not use a lot of apps, they are certainly heavy users of the web, making Microsoft’s PWA strategy a somewhat reasonable approach.

What do our readers think? Let us know below.

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