Android 12 is finally available on Chromecast with Google TV 4K as of 2020. These are all the new features that the update should offer.
In the HD Variable Input From Chromecast with Google TV, Google has already promised to offer an Android 12 update for the 4K variant. When the update will be released, remains unknown. 9to5Google Reports indicate that a streaming dongle update has begun. As a result, the Android 12 update will be available to everyone in the coming weeks. If we go through with the update, it turns out that the number of innovations is quite disappointing.
Android 12 for Chromecast with Google TV
Below we have listed the most important innovations for Chromecast with Google TV. Note that the update is for the 4K version of Chromecast powered by Google TV, which Google introduced in 2020. The HD version available since September comes with this Android version.
1. Variable update
Google has modified Chromecast’s firmware with Google TV (4K) so that it can equalize the frame rate it streams to the TV with the images being played. Thus videos are displayed more smoothly, regardless of the source of the material being played.
2. Custom privacy settings
Users can now deny apps access to a connected camera or microphone. As a result, apps cannot use your camera or microphone without your knowledge. This can be useful for those who want to connect their webcam to their Chromecast to make video calls on the “big screen”.
3. New security patches
Chromecast with Google TV (4K) is more secure with this update. Google says it has updated the patches from May 2022 to September 2022. It is not known if the vulnerabilities specifically related to the Chromecast have been fixed. New security fixes are always – as far as we’re concerned – welcome.
Install the update
This sounds great, but how do you get the update on your Chromecast using Google TV? To do this, navigate via your profile icon on the main screen to Settings -> System -> About -> System update. The update is “downloaded” automatically as soon as it becomes available. If Android 12 is not available for you yet, please try again later.
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