To turn off Smart Interactivity, open the Vizio app on a mobile device, find Settings, and click on Reset & Admin.Now you can use the onscreen slider button to turn off the feature.
Turning off Voice Recognition Services will disable voice control, a feature that sends your voice commands to a third-party vendor for processing.
On LG's newer web OS TVs, click on the icon for Settings from the main menu, then scroll down until you see General.
Like the details of what you like on Facebook or search using Google, information collected by TV makers can be sold to big data brokers who compile consumer information for sale to marketers.
ACR data also can be harnessed to target television viewers with specific ads—a practice that consumers are used to on the web but that's just getting started in the television world.
Look for the About This TV submenu, and click on User Agreements.
There are three options to consider: Viewing Information, Personal Advertising, and Voice Information.
That's the backdrop to the news this week that Vizio has agreed to settle charges that it violated the law by using software in its "smart," internet-connected TVs to collect data on what users were watching, without permission.
The software told Vizio what consumers were playing on their TVs, whether it came from broadcast or cable channels, streaming services, DVD players, or other sources.
Look for the icon for Settings, click on Support, and find the submenu titled Terms & Policy.