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Samsung SMART TV owners complain about increasingly obtrusive ads
Ads in your TV interface
Sometime in 2016 Samsung began pushing a software update to enable ads in the user interface of previously acquired Smart TVs as well as new TVs.
The ads were shown above a new icon in the bottom menu.
What is ACR? It is short for Automatic Content Recognition and it means that the TV uses identification technology to analyze and recognize the content displayed on the screen at any time.
It is used to build a personal profile of you and your interests in order to serve "native ads on the home screen" and "video ads on Samsung TV Plus" as well as ads "on the biggest to the smallest screens".
In other words ads that venture beyond your TV.
There is apparently no way to deactivate the ads.
- "In general, the banner cannot be deactivated in the Smart Hub. We thank you for your feedback and assure you that Samsung takes customer feedback into account in product development," Samsung Germany said in response to the tweet.
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