Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TELEVISION OS

Alongside today’s Android 12 Beta 3 launch for mobile, we’re likewise bringing the 3rd Beta of Android 12 to Android Televisions. We’re thrilled to bring brand-new media attributes, UI enhancements, as well as personal privacy controls to the experience with Beta 3 while we proceed our job of preparing the complete launch.


At the heart of the TELEVISION experience is attractive as well as smooth media playback. In the United States, customers are investing more than 4 hrs a day enjoying media on TELEVISION, as well as are constantly requesting for the highest possible resolution playback feasible. With Android 12, we are launching 3 brand-new attributes to much better assistance ever-improving photo top quality.

  • Refresh Rate Switching Settings: For a smoother watching experience, Android 12 currently sustains smooth as well as non-seamless refresh price changing. Apps can currently incorporate these setups for playback of material at ideal framework prices. The Match Content Frame Rate customer setup has actually been included in enable customers to manage this attribute, as well as applications can call Display.obtainMode to understand if a customer’s tool sustains smooth price changing.
  • Better show setting coverage: We are enhancing just how TELEVISION tools report display screen settings as well as making hotplugging habits a lot more constant. App designers no more require to make use of workarounds for precisely finding display screen settings or for managing HDMI hotplug occasions.
  • Tunnel Mode Updates: Updates to Android’s passage setting are making it also easier for application designers to sustain constant as well as reliable playback throughout tools by lowering media handling expenses in the Android Framework.

User Interface

An attractive media experience requires a just as magnificent interface to match. Android TELEVISION brings 2 brand-new enhancements to the UI that assist designers offer customers with a richer aesthetic experience above efficiency tools.

  • Background obscures: Background obscuring making use of RenderEffect (for in-app obscures) as well as Home windowManager (for cross-window obscures) can currently be made use of to conveniently boost the aesthetic splitting up of various UI layers.

Example history blur made use of to divide UI layers.

  • 4K UI assistance: For included aesthetic integrity, Android TELEVISION OS currently formally sustains UI providing at 4k resolution on suitable tools. 4K UI resolution can be examined in the upcoming Android 12 emulator for TELEVISION to enable application designers to prepare their application for tools with the greater resolution.

Privacy as well as Security

With Android 12, we’re remaining to concentrate on providing customers a lot more openness as well as control while maintaining their tools as well as information protect. Beta 3 for TELEVISION consists of most of the brand-new personal privacy attributes from the Android structure.

  • Microphone as well as cam signs: Users will certainly currently see at any time applications are accessing the microphone or cam by revealing a sign on the TELEVISION display. For much better exposure of current application accessibilities to microphone as well as cam, customers can see their personal privacy setups on TELEVISION.

Microphone as well as cam signs revealing throughout a video clip telephone call. Video credit history: Ekaterina Bolovtsova.

  • Microphone as well as cam toggles: Two brand-new worldwide personal privacy setups are currently offered, enabling the customer to conveniently toggle accessibility to the microphone or cam. When those toggles are handicapped, applications will certainly be incapable to gain access to microphone sound as well as cam video clip.

Microphone gain access to toggle in a customer’s worldwide personal privacy setups.

  • Device Attestation: To guarantee that your application is working on accredited as well as genuine equipment, the Android KeyStore API has actually been encompassed sustain attestation of fundamental tool residential or commercial properties.

The Android 12 Beta 3 launch for TELEVISION is offered as a system upgrade to ADT-3 tools today. Also offered in the coming weeks, you can make use of the sneak peek variation of the Android 12 emulator to examination as well as develop your applications for TELEVISION. We wish this assists you evaluate your Android TELEVISION application executions for the future generation of tools. To discover more regarding obtaining your Android TELEVISION application all set, see our Android TELEVISION OS designers web page.

We can’t wait to see what you will certainly develop with Android 12 on TELEVISION!