Facebook app causes device connection request on Samsung Smart TV

By Grok451 ·
Whenever the facebook app is opened on smartphone, it causes a "permission to connect Smart Device: on Samsung Smart TV. Samsung's site has the following post (

"This pop-up appears as a connection request from an unregistered device named "Smart Device." This issue is caused when the Facebook mobile app is running on a nearby phone.

Facebook is currently checking into this issue and it will be resolved soon. In the meantime, you can prevent the pop-up by closing the Facebook app on any of your phones. This does not mean you can't use Facebook, but for now, while it is running the message may pop up."

Why is the facebook app doing this without the user requesting it? This appears to be a serious breach of privacy and transparency.
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Its been a year...

by ksullivan628 In reply to Facebook app causes devic ...

Since this answer was posted! Its still trying to connect to my tv, when I open the app! Any update how to stop it? Thank you!!

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Back to Samsung.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Its been a year...

These TVs have closed source so only the maker can fix bugs like this.

If the issue means the TV is defective you call it that and get a refund so you can get a good TV.

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