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More ads added in apps

(Topic created: 09-17-2021 06:55 PM)
St3v3C
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FYI... Samsung has snuck another ad in. This one is in the clock app, under alarms. When you create an alarm, everything looks good until you go to add a sound... Where normally it would take you to your mp3s, now it takes you to an initial choice where you can select to go to your sounds, or an option/ad to install spotify.

 
Pretty sneaky. Now I have to find an alternate clock app.
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TheGalaxy
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TrackerControl (TrackerControl allows to monitor and control hidden data collection in apps.) - https://f-droid.org/app/net.kollnig.missioncontrol.fdroid
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Je655
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Its an option to wake up to your favorite songs from spotify. it's related to the clock app and is a selectable option not just an ad for some random music app.

The Google clock app has pandora, YouTube music, calm and Spotify. But it only requests once before its hidden away.
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SJohnson
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It's not an ad. It's an option for you to select a Spotify song as your wake-up alarm

St3v3C
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If all they push is spotify, then ipso facto, it's an ad for spotify.
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nopen1278
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My assumption is samsung and Spotify have some deal for them to promote Spotify as it is in the clock app, samsung music app and wearables app. It wouldn't be so bad if they gave you other options, but no just Spotify or your own stuff if you have it.