No consoles needed: Android 11 R will be released on Android TV and add support for Google Stadia

Google glanced at the Broadcasting Convention, which can be described as CES for the TV industry. Company arrived

not empty-handed, but a roadmap that revealed plans to upgrade the Android TV ecosystem for 2020 and 2021.

What is known

If you believe the source xda-developers, then AndroidTV makes friends with the Stadia cloud gaming service. At launch, the Google project will support PCs, Pixel smartphones, and Chromecast Ultra. Closer to 2020, the list of devices will be expanded with new phones, as well as Android TV.

Stadia will look at "smart TVs" along withAndroid 11 R. It is not known exactly when users will see the updated operating system, but it is worth waiting for the release in 2020. It is also unclear why Google is waiting for the release of Android 11 to add Stadia support on Android TV, because on the same smartphones the service will appear as a separate application already on Android 10. Perhaps the company wants to make the cloud service part of the system, improving response and overall performance, and for this, Android TV needs major changes.