How to Disable Voice Recognition on Samsung’s Smart TV to Stop Spying

A report earlier mentioned that the Samsung Voice Recognition in the Smart TV is ale to listen to conversations that are being had and send the conversation to a third party. A specific section of Samsung’s terms and conditions state “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.” Looking more into the terms and conditions, it says “spoken words including personal or other sensitive information [is] captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.”

The main reason that it seems that Samsung wants to be able to listen in on conversations is because it will help advertisers be able to target end users better. But not everyone wants to have Samsung be able to listen in on what is being said. The good news is that there is a way to turn this feature off on a Samsung Smart TV, but it requires to turn off the voice recognition feature. Below are instructions on how to turn off voice recognition on a Samsung Smart TV to stop Samsung from listening in on what is being said at home.



How to Turn Off Voice Recognition on a Samsung Smart TV:

  1. Turn on the Samsung Smart TV
  2. Using the remote, press the “Menu” button
  3. Go to “Settings”
  4. Go to “Smart Features” and press “Select”
  5. Scroll down to “Voice Recognition” and disable it


Now, even though the voice recognition feature on the Smart TV has been turned off, Samsung can no longer listen in on conversations that you may be having.


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