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Samsung Smart TV Source

I have a Samsung Smart TV. Sometimes in the source section (but not all of the time) it shows a source with an email address that is used on our home computer and my husband's cell phone. Why is this source there some of the time and how did it get there?

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Would need more detail so thoughts about this.

1. The Smart TV is seeing these when the devices are on and have something to share via an app or media server.
2. Samsung and other makers are trying to make it easy (and there are long discussions...) and in so doing create more questions than they answered.

You could on some routers enable CLIENT ISOLATION but while that's my answer I fear it can break some things like printing and sending media to the TV.

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A little more detail if this helps...

I'm sorry I don't have a lot of detail. I am not the most literate person with this Smart TV. So if it is showing this source when the device is on, does that mean that at some point someone connected our PC to the TV? The name of the source showing up is the same name for our home PC plus it shows my husband's email address. I'm not sure why it shows up as a source unless at some point someone added the PC as a source to our TV. Am I thinking this through correctly?

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Sorry no it doesn't mean that.

It's more likely the device connected to your network for internet access and the Smart TV saw it. There has been a lot of effort to make this automatic to the point it creates questions like yours.

I can't guess why the email shows up but without seeing the device or PC I can't see what media sharing is enabled (on the PC or devices.)

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Thank you - one additional question

Okay, thank you. That makes sense because the computer and TV are on the same network. Do you know if there is any way to connect an IPhone to the TV wirelessly?

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To that? The Apple iPhone is different.

I suggest the Apple TV when such a connection is wanted.

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Thank you.

Thank you for your help. I will remember this forum in the future because you have been most helpful!

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