Article ID : 00202397 / Last Modified : 15/11/2019

Frequently Asked Questions about Samba Interactive TV

    CONTENTS

    1. What is “Samba TV”?  
    2. What is “Samba Interactive TV”  
      1. How can I start using “Samba Interactive TV”? 
      2. Will “Samba Interactive TV” know what content I will be watching? 
      3. How can I disassociate the advertising information “Samba Interactive TV” links to my TV?  
      4. How can I delete my TV’s content viewing history collected by “Samba Interactive TV”? 
      5. How can I disable “Samba Interactive TV”? 
      6. What does Samba TV do with the digital information it collects from BRAVIA televisions? 
    3. What is “Spotlight by Samba TV”?  
    4. How can I “pair” my iPad mobile device to and my TV? 
    5. How can I disable or re-enable the Samba TV feature?  
    6. How can I disable the Samba TV pop-up notification?

     

    1. What is "Samba TV"?

      “Samba TV” is a service name of a third-party company, Free Stream Media Corp. (not Sony). Sony Visual Products Inc. and Free Stream Media have collaborated to offer interactive TV features and services with certain Sony BRAVIA televisions.
      Samba TV offers following applications:

       

    To enable these applications you must choose to opt into and agree to Samba TV’s terms of service, and acknowledge notice of the company’s privacy policy. Further details, including Samba TV’s privacy policy and terms of service, are available at (https://samba.tv/) or via email at (privacy@samba.tv).

    1. What is Samba Interactive TV?
      Refer to the following page:
      What is “Samba Interactive TV” and how to use it?
       
    2. What is “Spotlight by Samba TV”?


      Spotlight by Samba TV” is an iPad app provided by Samba TV. 
      If you download and install “Spotlight” to your iPad and agree to the applicable terms of service and acknowledge notice of Samba TV’s privacy policy, you may receive (A) reminder notices when a favorite program is scheduled to start (based on your registration in advance) and (B) details of your favorite TV programs (such as actors, stories, etc. of each program) on your iPad. The “Spotlight” app will also allow provide enhanced features if you choose to pair the app with your Samba-enabled television. For further details, including Samba TV’s privacy policy and terms of service, see https://samba.tv or contact Samba TV at (privacy@samba.tv).

    3. How can I “pair” my Mobile Device to my TV?
      Samba TV provides you two alternative ways to connect your mobile device [*2] to your Samba-enabled television.  Both require that you first opt-in to “Samba Interactive TV” on your TV and “Spotlight by Samba TV” on your mobile device [*2].
       
      • If your Spotlight mobile device and Samba-enabled TV are on the same network: Once downloaded on your mobile device [*2], Spotlight will identify any Samba-enabled televisions that are sharing the same network, such as same LAN (Local Area Network) or wired or wireless network. Spotlight then will allow you to pair your mobile device and TV’s that are on the same network.
      • If your Spotlight mobile device and Samba-enabled TV are not on the same network: If your mobile device [*2] and Samba-enabled TV are not the same network, in order to perform pairing, please go to your TV screen “System Preferences”. Proceed to “Samba Interactive TV”, and find a four-letter “code”. Then input the “code” into “Spotlight by Samba TV” screen of your mobile device [*2]. For further details, including Samba TV’s privacy policy and terms of service, see https://samba.tv or contact Samba TV at (privacy@samba.tv).

         [*2] Only iPad is available.


        Screen image and location of setting may differ on your TV model.

    4. How can I disable or re-enable the Samba TV feature?
      You can find the option in the Samba Interactive TV submenu under the System Preference settings menu.

    5. How can I disable the Samba TV pop-up notification?

      1. On the pop-up, dialogue box, select Set up now.
      2. On the Enable Interactive TV information page, select Next.
      3. On the Privacy Policy page, select Disagree and Disable option to disable Samba TV.
      4. Select Yes to confirm.

         

    *Google and Android TV are trademarks of Google LLC.