Philips Brings New Features to Android TVs with Nougat

Philips has begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its 2016 and 2017 lines of Android-powered Smart TVs.

The update will enable Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR for live broadcast and streaming, as well as support for Chromecast 4K, allowing apps such as Netflix and YouTube to display Ultra HD content in native resolution, plus HDR and Dolby Digital Plus for the Amazon Video app.

The Philips 9000-series 4K Razor-Slim OLED TV.

Other new features include picture-in-picture and app recording, as well as the ability to use multiple Google accounts on the same device.

The update is rolling out to 2016 models first. The company has stated that it could take weeks, possibly months, for the update to propagate to all devices, depending on which region users are situated in.