My Smart TV running on Android is waking itself up and leaving itself on. For the first couple of times that it happened, I thought I was just being absent minded on leaving it on. However, just now, while working on my computer, across the room I heard a click… and the Android signal popped up on screen.
Auto updates have been turned off so I have no idea why suddenly my TV and perhaps my Sony receiver is turning on simultaneously; Both are Sony devices and uses CEC and ARC to communicate to each other, so when one is turned on, the other turns on also.
This is the world of new generation programmers. Their logic is if you are not using your device, we will use it to scan, update or possibly something more insidious like listening and watching you as you dance around naked in the, no longer, privacy of your home.
My new Android driven TV is really really slow and unresponsive to turn on or off… it is like the TV is going … “wait… just a minute… hang on there… let me finish playing this game of solitaire… yup… there… no wait… ok”… “I’m on… what do you want?”
Same with turning it off… I’ll hit the button and yup… 3 seconds later… it goes click… instead of that satisfying old days… immediate click… off
Sometimes when I make a menu selection and if I’m really impatient like the back button… it would stack up on itself… and instead of back up “one” menu item… I’m back at the home page instead. or click on play from google music… and it doesn’t start playing… then you click on play again… several times… then you get play, no play, play, no play…
So why am I venting about my TV on the WD forums?
I think the WD programmers have been hired by Sony and my new TV is now scanning my files on my WD cloud which is why my cloud have been waking up more frequently.