Android TV 13: here are the news coming

We have already seen the most interesting part of the Google I / O hardware point of view, the one in which Google announced new smartphones and its first smartwatch. The latest events have been interesting for software products such as Android TV.

Google has in fact detailed what it will include next major update for its software platform dedicated to smart TVs, so called Android TV 13. Let’s go and see the news illustrated by Google:

  • New APIs to improve performance even with third-party apps.
  • The AudioManager API will allow for better handling of audio streams.
  • The MediaSession API will allow for better handling of HDMI inputs, and better energy efficiency.
  • The InputDevice API will introduce new layouts for physical keyboards. This will also benefit gaming sessions.
  • Ability to enable audio descriptions in all apps.
  • Probable introduction of the Picture-in-Picture.

Everything is available under the hood of the first developer version of Android TV 13. The build, as with all developer builds of Android TV, is available exclusively for those who own a ADT-3 device.

Google will continue to develop Android TV 13, also with the support of developers who will test the builds in beta. At the moment has not been indicated a release date of the stable version.