Android TV sends random notifications to mobile phones


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In recent times, there have been reports that some Android TVs are sending strange notification messages. Initially, this did not raise too much dust and it was considered as a minor glitch. However, more Android TV device owners recently reported that strange video streaming notifications appeared on their Android phones. These notifications made many to think that their WiFi network has been hacked.

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According to user feedback, when they start streaming video applications like Netflix or Plex on their Android TV devices, they will receive a “streaming over Wi-Fi” notification on their smartphones. In fact, this is not someone invading the home Wi-Fi, but it appears that Google’s Android TV has a bug. Google has officially confirmed the glitch and the company says it is fixing it. 

As of now, devices that have sent in report include Xiaomi TV Box, Nvidia Shield, Chromecast (all series), and various smart TVs running Android OS. In addition, a large number of TV boxes also get these messages. The affected streaming apps are mainly YouTube, “YouTube TV, Kodi, Netflix, Disney+, etc.

Google is currently working on a fix patch. However, if users can’t wait for Google to release a fix, they can also be resolved the issue by disabling all streaming notifications on the mobile device.

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