Sony Bravia 2015 Android TV 8.0 update with January 2020 security patch arrives

Getting new updates, be it on smartphones or any other devices, it is always pretty exciting. Exciting for a fact that it chips in new features, brings stability, and also upgrades the security level of the device.

Smart TVs are not some of the devices that are pushed with constant updates and the latest OS update that any Android smart TV can have is the Android 9 Pie.

Xiaomi has a pretty good hold in updating its Android smart TV lineup with the latest updates. And going by a recent report, Sony seems to have joined the same bandwagon.

If you are still hanging on with a 2015 Sony Bravia Android Smart TV then, there is some news that will excite you. As per a user report, the 2015 Android smart TVs from Sony are now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

sony bravia android 8.0 oreo update smart tv

Yes! You heard it right. Not only this, but this new Oreo update also bumps the security patch level to not so latest, January 2020. The firmware is carrying version number v6.827 and is only live for the TVs sold in the Asia Pacific region.

Here is the long list of changes that you will see after updating your 2015 Sony Bravia Android TV:

About this download
[Benefits and Improvements]
The following features/issues will be added, improved or resolved after updating to Android™ 8.0 Oreo™:

– Introduces a new Home screen menu]
– Relocated “On Timer” icon (top right-hand side) on the home screen menu
– Support Google Assistant
– Improved user experience for the Video, Music and Photo apps
– Improved supported format for USB/DLNA

The following features will be removed after updating to this software:

– PlayMemories Online
– IPv6 setup setting
– Wi-Fi Direct standby function
– One-touch mirroring function
– Pre-installed Playstation Video
– Assamese and Oriya languages from language setting

For more info about this update and download the firmware update file for manual installation, you can head over here.

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