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By Rasmus Larsen
#11562 It appears that Sony will soon start rolling out Android 7.0 (Nougat). See this support page: http://helpguide.sony.net/androidtv-upd ... v1/en-142/

"Your Android TV software version is scheduled to receive a major update. The update is scheduled to begin after 05/2017."

If true, that is a lot sooner than expected.
By Kuschelmonschter
#11565 Since they explicitly mention HLG in the changelog, I assume that they pushed DV further back. Nothing new over at Sony.

Looks like Sony will first roll out the Nougat update to the ATV2 models released in the second half of 2016.

Sony again starts the roll-out in the U.S. So we are most probably still months away here in Europe. Especially for owners of an ATV1 model (2015 + early 2016), a release for sure is not imminent. People are not exchanging TVs as often as their mobile friends. Security updates are important on today's SmartTVs as we are storing more and more sensitive data on those.

Only updating Android is not enough. What is really causing issues are the parts that Sony/MediaTek are responsible for, which are the Linux kernel and drivers and also Sony's own Live TV integration. Those are the weak spots.
By Kuschelmonschter
#11716 Crippled SideView app update arrived today. I Uninstalled it as it is pretty useless now. Can't believe Sony is doing that. Seems like they don't give a shit about Europe and the still popular broadcast TV there. Integrated tuners are really a pain and hardly usable at all, even more so after the discontinuation inside the SideView app.
By Kuschelmonschter
#11723 Dunno. I updated ;) . I assume that the reason for the discontinuation is Gracenote and that it won't deliver EPG data anymore at some point in time...

Sony might also remove the respective functionality on TV side, so it won't communicate anymore with older SideView versions, probably starting with Nougat...
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By Rasmus Larsen
#11731 Android 7.0 can be downloaded here and installed on compatible Sony TVs via USB from here:
UK: Fall 2016 TVs: https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/supp ... s/00014699
UK: Spring 2017 TVs: https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/supp ... s/00014700
USA: Spring 2017 & Fall 2016 TVs: https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/select-s ... en|drivers

It appears that the software is the same for all of Europe but to be sure go to your local Sony support page.