The OnePlus TV Q and OnePlus TV 55U1 series will receive their “ OTA6 ” update next month which, as the name suggests, will be the sixth firmware update for TV models. OnePlus shared the update’s changelog post via an official forum, along with details on a few cool features like MultiCast and a new ‘My Video’ page. The OnePlus TV Q series includes the OnePlus TV Q1 and OnePlus TV Q1 Pro which launched in September of last year, and the OnePlus TV 55U1 launched in July of this year.
According to the official OnePlus forum, the OTA6 update will bring new features to the OnePlus TV Q series and OnePlus TV 55U1. Additionally, some functionality will be added to the OnePlus Connect app, along with user metrics, sleep timer, and own background apps. User metrics will allow users to check things like screen time and data usage.
As for the new features that will be added to the three OnePlus TV models, MultiCast is a new way to stream from a device to your TV. While MiraCast and Chromecast let you cast from one device to your TV, MultiCast will let you cast up to four devices to the OnePlus TV. This can be useful in case of sheet comparisons, multiplayer games, or other similar situations.
Another feature is the “My Videos” page which will be added to OxygenPlay, the launcher on Android TV. This page will allow users to view personal watch history, watch list and reminders. This will also make it easy to resume a paused movie or show.
The OTA6 update for OnePlus TV Q series and OnePlus TV 55U1 will be available in November. The company has not shared an exact date for the release. Moreover, it is also working on the third system update for the OnePlus TV Y series.
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