Surely there must be a way to disable this? If I'd known I'd be getting this I'd have brought a different brand. It's annoying me to the point where I'm serious considering getting rid. Sounds dramatic but it feels invasive.
My samsung TV is currently ad free. I have monitored and recorded the ad sites my TV was connecting to and blocked the following URLs in my router firewall settings.
There may be some I missed, will update if I see any more ads pop up. Terrible we even have to consider doing this on a premium product.
This is actually bull*****. We paid and own the TV. Not Samsung. How the hell is this legal? Does Samsung actually believe their customers want this ***** on their TVs?
I put every domain Under the Sun into my firewall and I also am using an ad preventing DNS server. For the life of me the sponsored ads still won't go away. There has to be a way to get rid of this stuff. Firmware update Maybe?