Although, Android 13 is slowly finding its way to smartphones and tablets, nothing is known about the platform for smart TVs. Google has officially released the Android 13 Beta, which will power the Google TV, or Android TV as it is commonly known.
The Android 13 beta release reveals a new interface for smart TVs and streaming devices that utilize the Android TV platform. To try the future Android TV version, developers and beta testers can use the emulator to transmit the beta version to compatible smart TVs.
With Android 13, Google is expected to improve the features for smart TV customers, but for now, the release focuses on the basics, such as the UI and a few additional options. Having saying that, the Android 13 UI seems very similar to the Android 12 interface.
Google should introduce some important features to the smart TV platform in the next months, which has been badly lacking in tools in recent years. Furthermore, unlike smartphones, Android TV does not have a robust development cycle for smart TVs, leaving millions of people using an outdated version.
Companies have largely shifted to newer models, putting older ones at danger of numerous security threats. Google must investigate its partners' and other manufacturers' software setups.
Expect Google to reveal the new features and updates with the Android 13 TV version at the Google I/O 2022 keynote in less than 24 hours.
As previously reported, Android TV 13 is experimenting with picture-in-picture mode, and we're hopeful Google has ironed out the bugs in the code to make the functionality work with the current display ratios, which have changed drastically in the last two years.