I've a new smart Samsung TV and was very surprised to see this morning, for the very first time, an Adobe advert pop-up in the bottom left hand corner of my screen.
It's not a problem and was easily dismissed, I thought no more about it until I read this thread, i.e. see, learning something new every day 😊 .
I don't own a Samsung Smart TV, but i did read this internet article about Samsung are forcing more adverts onto customers who have their televisions.
Don't know if it's just adverts on the main home screen or pop ups whilst watching content which would be extremely annoying 😡..
Also don't know if you can manually disable these unwanted adverts by going into the Samsung TV menu General settings.
I was totally unaware of Samsung's new "revenue making" policy, and when this Adobe advert popped-up I saw it more as a curiosity than anything else.
Anyway, when changing from an online channel to a terrestrial one the online channel apps automatically appear in a single continuous row along the bottom of the screen. It is here, in a newly created second row, that the advert appeared but, along with the channel apps, it was easily dismissed.
At the time of writing this post, I have not seen any more adverts pop-up here or anywhere else.
Thanks - I didn't know that, and mine doesn’t do it.
But wouldn’t that make it a bugger to watch Freeview?
@RoyB Freeview is counted as a signal (just not one that's delivered via HDMI) so the ads won't normally appear or trigger the eco mode and switch off after 2 minutes BUT the TV will switch off after 4 hours without any input on the remote (another EU regulation).
It's set up this way as most stores won't have a terrestrial/aerial signal, instead running a single demo video via an HDMI distribution box from a PC or DVD player.
I just put one of my TV's in store mode so you can see the ads running over the NowTV box (playing BT Sport). Then if I pull the HDMI cable out I just get 'no signal' and the TV will power off after a couple of minutes.
OP will have to confirm what make of TV they have but as you said, it's simply changing a setting that will probably be buried deep somewhere.