Google intros Android 11 for Android TV
Android 11 comes to Android TV and focuses on performance and privacy improvements, new features tailored for the TV, and updated developer tools.
As part of the Android 11 update, performance improvements, like enhanced memory management, and privacy features, like one-time permissions, are introduced to make sure TV devices work quickly and securely.
The new update emphasizes media by bringing support for Auto Low Latency Mode, and low latency media decoding, along with new Tuner Framework with updated Media CAS support and extensions to the HAL Implementation of HDMI CEC.
With extended gamepad support, silent boot mode for system updates, inactivity prompts, and OEM configurable wake keys, Android 11 allows more control over TV functions. New framework functionality for managing System LEDs and physical microphone mute buttons also facilitate integrations for far-field microphone enabled devices.
Developers will now have an easier time with testing on Android TVs. The addition of test harness mode on Android TV and Play Store support in the Android TV Emulator help inspect apps that they are working on.
Android is working with TV OEM partners to launch and upgrade devices to Android 11 over the coming months. Stay tuned to our page for more information.