Android TV 8.0 Rolling Out to Some Sony TVs

Jan 22, 2019 12:58 EST
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Unlike their mobile counterparts, Android TVs are still a long way from getting a taste of Android Pie. Even though Android Pie has been around for Android TV, very few TVs are running it. Android TV 8.0 Oreo is making its way to 24 Sony TVs, released from 2016 to 2018. Here's the list of all supported models:

  • XBR-100Z9D
  • XBR-43X800D
  • XBR-49X700D
  • XBR-49X800D
  • XBR-55X700D
  • XBR-65X750D
  • XBR-65Z9D
  • XBR-75Z9D
  • XBR-43X800E
  • XBR-49X800E
  • XBR-49X900E
  • XBR-55A1E
  • XBR-55X800E
  • XBR-55X806E
  • XBR-55X900E
  • XBR-55X930E
  • XBR-65A1E
  • XBR-65X850E
  • XBR-65X900E
  • XBR-65X930E
  • XBR-75X850E
  • XBR-75X900E
  • XBR-75X940E
  • XBR-77A1E

Here are some of the new features that come with Android TV 8.0 Oreo.

  • Improves the Home screen menu for better usability
  • Improves the keyboard design
  • Improves the Search function using Google Assistant™
  • Resolves picture quality issues viewing Dolby Vision™ content on Netflix®
  • Resolves a DTV 1080i flashing issue
  • Resolves a condition where there is no sound at times when playing the UHD BD movie “Dunkirk”
  • Resolves a condition where the TV switches from Standby to Semi Standby and switches on any AV Receiver connected via HDMI CEC
  • Resolves a condition where the TV goes to 8X red LED blinking when starting to play games (HDR content) from the PS4™ Pro gaming console (XBR49X900E, XBR55X900E, XBR65X850E, XBR65X900E, XBR75X850E, XBR75X900E)
  • Improves performance for Amazon Prime® video playback
  • Resolves a condition where a short beeping sound is heard when changing channels
  • Adds support for Dolby Vision content (XBR-65Z9D, XBR75Z9D, XBR-100Z9D, XBR-55A1E, XBR-65A1E, XBR-77A1E, XBR-55X930E, XBR-65X930E, and XBR-75X940E only)
  • Adds support for the Amazon® Alexa™ app that runs on Amazon Echo™ devices
  • Resolves an issue where optical digital sound sometimes stops
  • Resolves an issue where the TV speakers and the sound from the PS4 controller are out of sync
  • Resolves an issue where frame drops occur and the AV is out of sync when playing 4K HDR 60fps content
  • Adds support for PIP (Picture-in-Picture) while using an app (watch TV in a small window while using an Android TV™ app)
  • Adds support for Hybrid Log-Gamma HDR content via HDMI® and USB/Home network
  • Improves the Settings screen to support changing settings while viewing TV (some exceptions may apply)
  • Adds support for task-switching (switch between previously used apps and the current app by holding down the HOME button on your remote until the task-switching menu appears)

The update is available OTA and should be available to all users soon. To get the update, press the [HELP] button on the remote, select 'System software update' and then 'Automatic software download'.

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