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Android 13 for TV is now available: Let’s check out the new features

Android 13

Google has released the latest version of its Android TV operating system, Android 13 for TV. This new release includes additional performance and accessibility enhancements to assist our developers in creating engaging apps for the next generation of televisions. Here is a list of the new features in Android 13 for TV.

Android 13 Media & Performance and Quality

Android 13 introduces new APIs for large screens to assist developers in creating apps that work well on a variety of devices.

  • Apps can use anticipatory audio routing to figure out the routed device and supported formats before making an AudioTrack.
  • On HDMI source devices that let users choose the resolution and refresh rate they want,
  • Power management improvements for low-powered standby

Android 13 Accessibility and Input Controls

  • The state of hardware mute switches is reflected in the system privacy controls.The user controls for assistant microphone access on the remote have been updated.
  • Preferences for audio description across all apps
  • With the new Keyboard Layouts API, you can choose from a number of layouts for external keyboards that are based on different languages.

HDMI & Tuner

  • Handling of HDMI source device state changes has been improved.
  • Language support for HDMI source devices has been enhanced.
  • HAL 2.0 tuner with improved performance, a twin tuner, and ISDB-T multi-layer support
  • As an addition to TIF, this framework gives use cases for interactive TV a place to start.

Availability

The updated version is now available for both ADT-3 and the Android TV emulator, and developers can test using either the Google TV or regular Android TV interface. More Android 13 TV features can be found on the Android TV OS developer site.

Google expresses gratitude to developers for their support of the Android TV OS. They also expressed excitement about seeing what unique experiences you create for the big screen.

Android 13 is now available. Google stated in a blog post

Android 13 adds further customizations to improve the user experience and increase compatibility with TV devices. Some of the highlights for this release include performance and quality improvements, and continued advancements to how users interact with Android TV.


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