There are many Android TVs on the market but the Sony ones are some of the most reliable ones. That is the reason why it is so important for them to receive Android updates as fast as possible. At the moment the Oreo update is making rounds and it finally reached some of Sony’s Android Tvs.
The Android 8 Oreo update is rolling out to more than 20 different Sony models. This means that not all Sony Android TVs will get the upgrade, but most of the devices launched between 2016 and 2018 should get the new Android version.
We remind you once again that it takes more time for updates to be ready for Android TV. Back at Google I/O Android Pie for Android TV was announced, but until now the update wasn’t released on any devices.
The new update comes with several improvements for the Sony Android TVs. To begin with, this new Android version adds improved Google Assistant and it comes with a new design for the user interface. The general performance of the TV will also be enhanced.
The new update also brings fixes for several issues. For example, it solves a condition where there was not sound while playing the „Dunkirk” movie. It also solves the bug that made the TV TV go to 8X red LED blinking when starting to play games (HDR content) from the PS4™ Pro gaming console (XBR49X900E, XBR55X900E, XBR65X850E, XBR65X900E, XBR75X850E and XBR75X900E).
The changelong also mentions that the Amazon Prime video playback has been improved. The keyboard design and the Home screen menu also received improvements. Dolby Vision content received support ((XBR-65Z9D, XBR75Z9D, XBR-100Z9D, XBR-55A1E, XBR-65A1E, XBR-77A1E, XBR-55X930E, XBR-65X930E, and XBR-75X940E)
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