This is so annoying! Both wifi-direct and bluetooth are reacting with these pop ups when a device nearby is trying to connect to the tv. Wifi-direct can be dealt with by not connecting the tv to internet, neither by wifi nor cable. But the bluetooth popups we can not do anything about. Maybe it's time to buy another tv, which brand is the best in regards of the possibility to disable both wifi-direct and bluetooth?
Perhaps Samsung can hire some programmers with more than 6 months experience.
+) I have SOFTWARE_UPDATE = Never ... But this is INGORED by the Firmware.
And so every so often, it FORCE updates :-(
+) I just want to use the TV as a PC screen .. but every so often, I am informed that somone is using the 'SCREEN MIRRORING' service.
What sort of moron thought that you would wanted unknown people being able to connect to your device?
Even a 12 year old might think it dumb.
+) I was updating my Bank Information .. and half way through - somoene was trying to do screen mirroring .. and of course the Samsung defaults to YES - connect to alien device. I was scrambing trying to find the remote control.
+) Is there some part of the TV we can smash out / drill out to stop people being able to connect to to the Samsung-Dumb-Hub.
Please for the love of god - pay someone like Apple to teach basic software development.
I would love to get together an start a lawsuit. I spoke with them and asked how is it fair i have to live with this after paying over $1500 for a tv. They literally said they understand why I’m upset but there’s nothing they can do. When i asked when an update would be done to fix the issue they just stopped responding
I am having this issue too with my un65mu800df... it is not in device manager and I cannot permanently disable it. Please help. The TV is useless if this keeps happening and honestly, this is far from its first issue. I'm ready to give up, throw it in the trash and never buy another samsung product again... And I have a long history of samsung... my phone, laptop, smart watch, two other TVs and two blue ray players... all samsung... this is just unacceptable.
Like most here, I keep getting a notification asking if I'd like to connect with a "BT-transmitter" to play the sound through it. I don't have a Bluetooth speaker set up, but would setting up my own Bluetooth sound system and connecting it stop this from popping up? Didn't see anyone else in the comments suggest this, so thought it might be an idea to work with as it would already be paired with another.
This doesn't work. This is ridiculous. I was told to canvas my neighborhood and find the device. Disable Bluetooth but then I can't use remote. Hook up my own device so it won't look for it, that didn't work either. It's super annoying there's no answer to this. Other than SUCK IT UP! STUPID Samsung.
Same here, this is ridiculous...if anybody make that lawsuit I wanna be part of it....they don't seem to care while they probably could only make a simple update to fix this issue....NEVER AGAIN SAMSUNG
Why is this consider solved? It is not. Just got a new Samsung tv and if tech support doesn't have a fix for this I am returning it. This is ridiculous. I cannot find a way to unpair some rogue bluetooth reciever I have no idea how it paired.
Thank you so much for this! I was concerned that it was connecting to some new diabetes equipment I had just put on and thought how will I deal with this? But after reading your post, I went to my mac laptop and the TV was populating within the Bluetooth area. I clicked connect, and though the connection failed (thank God), it seems that the pop up is gone!
I guess we just need to check the bluetooth on various devices we own and if the TV is populating there, then hit connect (hope that fails), and hopefully that will keep the problem solved!
God bless you and thank you so much! I appreciated reading some of the various fix suggestions but this one really worked for me!