Android 13, for phones and tablets, has been available for nearly half a year now, but that’s not true for the TV variant of Google’s operating system. While people are already starting to talk about the upcoming features of Android 14, Android TV 13 has been unavailable on any device. That has finally changed because Google recently updated its developer page with the final release of Android TV 13, as spotted by 9to5Google.
As should be expected with its first release, Android TV 13 is currently only available for the ADT-3 developer device from Google. While that doesn’t really mean much to most people, it, at least, gets the very slow ball rolling for the new streaming device operating system to someday be released to a consumer device.
As for what’s new in Android TV 13, it’s mostly behind-the-scenes changes. A couple of the very few front-facing updates include a new way to handle picture-in-picture content, such as video conference calls with multiple participants, and new low power/standby modes.