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TCL plans Android 11 update for its 2019 and 2020 TVs but it may bring Google TV

When Google announced the Chromecast with Google TV last year, it revealed that the new interface will come to other Android TV devices. It appears TCL may be one of the first manufacturers to bring Google TV to its existing smart TVs.

The Chinese manufacturer had revealed to FlatpanelsHD

that it plans to update its 2019 and 2020 lineup of Android TVs to Android 11 for TVs. Google announced Android 11 for TVs last September but TCL says that the update is scheduled for Q3 2021 when Android 12 must have been released.

In its statement to the blog, TCL said that it has not yet been decided if the update will bring the new Google TV system, the official Twitter account for TCL Europe said in a tweet that ”Your experience will be upgraded from Android TV to the new Google TV system…”.

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We will advise that you don’t get too excited until there is an official announcement that specifically says that the 2019 and 2020 models will get Google TV. However, TCL has confirmed that its 2021 TVs will get Google TV while TVs from 2018 and earlier will not be updated.


Android 11 for TVs brings a number of new features such as Auto Low Latency Mode and low latency media decoding. It also brings privacy features such as one-time permissions. Other known features that come with the update are extended gamepad support, silent boot mode for system updates, and inactivity prompts.

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