Android 13 Beta for TV available for Google ADT-3 devkit

Google released the first Android 13 Developer preview in February, and we know quite a lot about Android 13 including virtualization support, as well as security and privacy updates. But the company has now released Android 13 Beta for TV (aka Android 13 for Android TV) for Google ADT-3 developer kit and the Android Emulator for TV in Android Studio.

The beta release allows app developers to test their apps and provide feedback on the latest release before it is released to customer devices. Google does not provide any changelog specific to Android 13 for Android TV, but you’ll find the OS image for ADT-3 and installation instructions on the release page.

Mishaal Rahman tried it on his ADT-3 box expecting some new features, but he noted that expanded PiP support, low power standby (which could disable wakelocks and cut off network access to apps in order to preserve power), and Fast Pair support were not supported in the current build. Kishan Vyas appears to have tried Android 13 for TV in the emulator for XDA developers and he did not notice obvious visual changes from the earlier Android 12 for Android TV release.

Android 13 Android TV launcher

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