Next big Android TV update will improve picture-in-picture viewing

Google isn’t just showing affection on Android phones and tablets at I/O 2022. The company has detailed updates for Android 13 on TV, including one for living room multitaskers. In addition to already announced plans to support streaming from Android to Google TV, Google has revealed that Android TV will expand picture-in-picture viewing to show group call videos, add a docked mode, and prevent chats from hiding content in other apps. . You can catch up with your family on a camera-equipped TV without blocking your web browser.

The future release of Android TV will also support different keyboard layouts. That could be useful for game developers who need to map input to physical keyboards other than QWERTY, Google said. You should also expect performance and quality improvements thanks to improved audio routing and HDMI responses.

Developers can get Android 13 TV beta 2 today for Google’s ADT-3 kit or a PC-based emulator. You’ll likely have to wait until later in the year for the finished Android TV update to arrive. As with Android 13 on mobile, this isn’t a major revision, it’s more of a refinement to help keep up with modern expectations.

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