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I don't understand why people bother buying a TV for smart features. Almost every single time after a year or two apps stop working because developers and the manufacturer stops supporting it which leaves you with a standard TV.Just get a Fire Stick and have done with it.
Below quote from Samsung regarding security.
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – June 15, 2018 – At Samsung,
we understand how critically important privacy is and will continue to
be for our customers. This is why, in 2018, we are working to provide
consumers with new and innovative devices that take the home
entertainment experience to the next level. While our Smart TVs deliver
the great benefits of staying connected, our Privacy and Security teams
are working hard to help provide a secure experience for everyone using a
an effort to bolster the security of our devices, we are now
introducing new security features designed to create a safer online
experience with key security enhancements – from browsing the internet
on Smart TVs, protecting information users share on websites, and
remotely controlling the Smart TV with a mobile device.
Our Internet connected Smart TVs are no longer able to receive security patches. How are consumers being protected?
Smart TV firmware update supports a more secure internet browsing
experience for the TV which employs enhanced communication methods
for data transfer that enables safer internet access.
to our Smart TV platform, which now includes new security
access controls to the Smart TV keyboard. We have enhanced the
security controls on the Smart TV keyboard to help protect critical
information entered by users, such as usernames and passwords, to
access apps and other features from being viewed by others.Enhanced
validation measures for remote control of the Smart TV. Remote
access to the Smart TV through a user’s device will be
authenticated with unique user device identifiers. These measures
are designed to limit access to malicious sites, to validate the
application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow access to
remote devices and to prevent unauthorized or unsecured access to
the Smart TV.As we know that consumers value data security as much
as their viewing experience, our Privacy and Security teams will
continue to evaluate the safety of the online experience in our
products, such as the safety of integration with mobile apps.
are listening and learning from our customers, in order to seamlessly
blend security functions that will not inhibit the design and
functionality of our Smart TVs.
consumers’ privacy and the security of our devices is a top
priority at Samsung and we continually work to improve our security
features. As our new firmware update prepares to rollout, we remind
all of our customers to keep their software and applications updated
at all times.
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