Google could require new Android TV devices to support AV1 encoding: What is AV1 encoding? | Digit

We have a lot of devices running on Android. From streaming dongles and boxes to Smart TVs and more, a lot of devices are running on Google’s operating system. If information circulating the internet is to be believed, then “all Android TV-based devices — which includes Google TV — must support the AV1 codec starting on March 31, 2021”. This will include devices running Android 10 and Android 11.  But what is an AV1 codec? According to AWS, “AV1 is an open video coding format designed for internet delivery and…