Hmm, it never rains, but it pours…
After Sonos last week, I was looking at my daughter’s 2019 Sony Bravia TV, because the Amazon Prime app had stopped working. It seems that support was stopped in September and as of New Year the AP app has also stopped working!
I then double checked and our Sony Bravia 2017 Android TV is also out of support - it got an Oreo update last last summer, but that appears to be the end of the story.
Time to follow through on my original idea of just using it as a dumb TV and attaching a FireTV or similar (we only use Amazon Prime, so FireTV makes most sense).
My daughter and her boyfriend are going back to the dealer, to see if they can get a refund/free FireTV stick, as the TV is no longer fit for purpose - they bought it primarily for its Amazon Prime support.
But I find it hard to accept that Sony can simply end support on TVs that are less than a year old! They have to have a 2 year guarantee over here anyway, so that definitely sounds like a case for the Consumer Goods laws.