Google disables Android TV photo sharing for all users after account privacy issue

Google has shut down Google Photos sharing to Android TV devices today after a bug was discovered that revealed hundreds of user accounts to other users. Until the bug is resolved, Android TV owners won’t be able to set Google Photo albums as their screensaver or view pictures with Google Assistant on their set-top devices or smart TVs, as reported by Android Police.

The bug was first spotted by Twitter user Prashanth who noticed that, while trying to set up a screensaver on a Vu brand TV, they could view hundreds of other Google accounts, a bug that was replicated by user Aarjith Nandakumar on his iFFalcon smart TV. It’s not entirely clear what caused the bug. Prashanth notes that they couldn’t replicate the bug on another Android TV…

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