Android TV 13 is ready for prime time. However, you can not just try it out right now. You will need to wait for it to officially release for your TV. Want to know why?
The thing is, Android TV releases are different than the Android betas you get on your Pixel phones. Unlike the Android phone betas, the previews for Android TV are not easy to access. It requires specific dev-focused hardware. In fact, the second beta of the Android TV was so restrictive that only some emulators could run it.
Nonetheless, Android TV 13 is now out of beta. And that brings you one step closer to experiencing it with your TV. But is it actually an update you should look forward to?
Android TV 13 Focuses More on Behind-The-Scene Changes
A Little About the New Android TV 13 APIs
Improvements to the AudioManager API
Resolution and Refresh Rate
HDMI State Changes
New Features for The Android TV 13
Support for Different Keyboard Layouts
Audio Descriptions In Line with User’s Preference
When Can You Expect the Android 13 to Arrive on Your TV?
The latest Google TV-powered Chromecasts received an Android 12 update earlier this year. And this update was released on November 30, 2021. So, you can expect Chromecasts to receive the update in early 2023. However, this only applies to the Nvidia Shield TVs and the latest Google Chromecasts.
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If you are using other Android TV hardware, you might need to wait for a little. But if your device did not receive Android 12, you might not get this update at all.