how do we get rid of smart tv "tracking?"
we replaced a tv on a mini box a couple of months ago. it happens to be a vizio "smart tv." recently we have started getting a message on screen about "tracking." it wants us to respond "agree" or (i forget the other choice). the screen will not clear until you do
well, since the cox (think fisher-price) remote does nothing but turn on/off, change channel, or change volume...and has rendered the remote that came with the tv useless...
how can we respond? my husband says there's nothing to do but turn the tv off & back on again...interrupting the show you are watching...and then you're good for a day or two & it happens again.
considering the ridiculous prices we are all paying for cox, we shouldn't have to live with this annoyance too. (the tiling is bad enough.)
can cox put a stop to this? i wish we'd known before we bought the tv. we would have avoided any thing "smart!"
Perhaps "tracking" is SoCal's term. It's her interpretation of what's within the dialog box...or perhaps "tracking" is used within the tiny details. It's hard to know without a screenshot. I wouldn't think a marketer would blatantly ask, "...can we track you?"
I think it's Vizio Smart Interactivity: From their website at https://www.vizio.com/viewingdata:
1. What is Smart Interactivity?
Answer: Smart Interactivity is a new feature on your VIZIO Smart TV that can intelligently recognize linear television and other content shown on the screen and in the future may display accompanying interactive features such as bonus features related to the content you are viewing, the ability to vote in polls, or advertisements that match your interests.
They make it sound like...being involved with others...see stuff other viewers wouldn't...have fun with your TV! But it's just snooping and selling your viewing habits to third-party vendors.