@Maughanorama: I confirmed with my colleague that SmartIPTV is available on a UK 2017 TV with 1240 firmware. The app isn't installed by default, so folks would need to do a search on the Smart Hub and install it. (For an MU6100, you'd need to be logged into a Samsung Account to install new apps - if anyone with that model isn't aware.)
Generally speaking, firmware updates are mostly completely separate to what apps are or aren't available on a SmartHub.
@Ok excellent can we have a changelog for the latest mu6100 firmware please?
I'm unable to find anything anywhere that explains what this firmware is doing.
@Maughanorama: I asked for you guys. At the moment it's not Samsung policy - apart from the generic stuff you might see on the US site for example. I agree it'd be a good thing to have something a bit more informative published though, so I'm currently looking into seeing what we can do to change that policy for the future.
I find it a little crazy that a company as large as Samsung do send changelogs out for firmware. Are we expected to blindly upgrade firmware with no idea of what its actually doing? Even Sony give a minimal change log on their firmware builds.
I think in this day and age full disclosure of firmware should be a standard practice
I agree that the lack of specific infomation on firmware is hardly ideal, however at least the concerns are being escalated and hopefully the policy will change in the future.