Sony Updates Smart TV Lineup With Android 5.1.1
Android powered Smart TVs have been quite a rage for a while now, especially for people who opt for a giant sized one for their living room which also serves as their go to entertainment and communication hub, thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity and apps such as Skype.
Combined with the amazing streaming services offered by Netflix and Amazon, there just isn’t the need for anything else to hook up to the TV for movies and tv shows.
Sony just released a new software update for their line of Android powered TVs. The Sony X9005C, which was the first to be powered by Android 5.0 is no longer alone as this model along with a few others have been updated to Android 5.1.1 by Sony.
Sony announced that it will enable HEVC broadcast support for both 2K/4K Android TV models in areas where free-to-air broadcast is available. HDMI lip sync and Audio drop out prevention should be included in the Android 5.1.1 update too.
While the X9005C already supports 5.1 surround sound through Netflix, 5.1 support for Amazon should be available in a later update along with picture in picture capability. Other options available to the TV users depend on their region although most European and American users should have access to PlayStation video service as well through the TV.
The total install time for the update is roughly around 30 minutes.
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