Samsung TVs Inserting Ads into Third-Party Movies and Shows



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Reports have emerged that Samsung Smart TVs have started interrupting third-party content – such as film or television streamed to the television from a computer – to insert Pepsi adverts.

Many disgruntled users have been posting the same complaint on the r/plex subreddit, Plex being the Samsung Smart TV media centre. NexVentor commented, “Every movie I play 20-30 minutes in it plays the Pepsi ad, no audio but crisp clear ad. It has happened on 6 movies today.” Another dozen or so people have reported the same problem.

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The same Pepsi ad has also be affecting users of the Australian TV streaming service Foxtel while using the service through a Samsung Smart TV. Foxtel has assured customers that “this absolutely should not be happening and is being escalated immediately.”

Samsung is yet to comment on the matter.

Source: Gigaom


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