I agree but did not let this stop me from getting it. I use other devices like Apple TV to stream my content anyway.This is my only issue with this awesome TV that it can neither play 8k videos from youtube and nor from a USB drive. Based on the system specs of this TV, I don't think it will ever get this functionality to play 8k content locally. It will only be able to receive an 8K signal on its HDMI 4 input. So, if someone is hoping that one day we'll get a firmware update to play 8k content locally on this TV, he/she will be disappointed.