Only permissions are location as described above and the ability to add photos, which it uses if you add a picture for each room.Linwood said:So if I understand -- I must allow all these things to make ANY use of the hub itself. I have a particular problem with the idea of it reading all my contacts and being able to (but does it?) send them to Samsung.
I should be able to trade these sorts of things for specific features only if I want them. But I can't -- I give them up before I can even configure the device.
Or am I missing something? It says I do not need to pay a monthly fee, but I do not appear to be able to avoid using their app.
No, I do not believe you need to use a phone application at all EXCEPT for the first step of scanning a bar code to pair it. Otherwise you can use the web IDE to do everything. You can delete the app and never use it again.
Just make sure you never stay at a Marriott, Starwood, Westin, St. Regis, or shop at a Target, Macy's, Sears, Best Buy, Chedders, Kmart, Arby's, etc. They leak more info than that. Only use cash I guess.