Android 11 just started rolling out earlier in the month, and to a very limited number of devices. The Google OS is now making its way to Android TVs as well.
With Android TVs getting Android 11, you can expect them to be getting enhancements that are similar to the mobile phone version of the OS. This ranges from performance improvements like memory management to privacy features like one-time permissions.
There will also be some improvements that are specific to the Android TV version of Android 11. This includes support for Auto Low Latency Mode, low latency media decoding, inactivity prompts and a silent boot mode for system updates. There’s also extended gamepad support, as well as other improvements like a new Tuner Framework with updated Media CAS support, and extended HAL implementation of HDMI CEC.
As for when this Android 11 update for Android TV will be available, it looks like it may take awhile. Google says that OEM partners will be launching and upgrading devices to the new OS over the coming months. That being said, no specific date was given. Unless, of course, you have an ADT-3 device meant for developers, then you’ll already have access to the update.