Apple has been releasing updates to iOS for several years now, but a major one for Android TV is expected for sometime in the next few weeks.
It’ll be a big deal, but it’s not as big as the big Android TV updates of 2016, which were the first to include support for Android phones running on the latest operating system, as well as a few tweaks to make the OS more user-friendly.
The big question is whether the Android TV update will actually get to users in the United States.
While the devices running Android TV have been running for quite some time, the latest versions of the devices aren’t widely available, and most of the Android-powered devices available for purchase are rooted.
That leaves the Android TVs for the rest of the world, and the devices will need to be rooted to work properly with Android TV.
That means the devices you already own are unlikely to work with Android TVs, but the ones that aren’t rooted can work with them.
While it’s possible that the update will only be available to owners of the $99+ Samsung Gear Live, there’s a good chance that the majority of Android TV owners will be able to get the update.
The Gear Live and Amazon Alexa both work with Google Home, the virtual assistant in Amazon’s Alexa app.
It’s also possible that users of other devices with Android support will also be able get the Android update, which is a welcome development.