[OTA3 Update] OnePlus TV Y series update adds more skills to Alexa, optimizes audio quality, OnePlus Connect, & more

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 18, 2020) follows:

We live in an increasingly connected age and our content consumption is evolving as well. Gone are the days of traditional media. Today, content streaming is all the rage and that needs a new breed of devices, Smart devices.

Smart TVs are not new. Traditional TV makers like Sony, Hisense, and TCL all have Smart TVs but in the recent past, we have seen a new breed of players who know a thing or two about smart devices moving into the Smart TV turf.

Nokia and OnePlus are better known for their smartphones but bith companies also have Smart TVs to their names.

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OnePlus TV

OnePlus TV has been around for a couple of months now and these devices offer so much value for money. Over the period that they’ve been in the market, OnePlus has pushed out a number of updates to these units. Most recently we saw the TVs get OnePlus Connect support for iOS devices with the addition of Data Saver Plus, Kids Mode, and OxygenPlay, more on that update here.

Today, OnePlus is rolling out yet another update, this time to the OnePlus Y-series TVs. This update brings a bunch of new features including support for Amazon Alexa and the optimization of audio quality, OnePlus Connect, and more. Below is the update’s complete changelog.

OnePlus TV Y Series OTA 2
OnePlus TV Y Series OTA 2 Changelog


1. More skills Added to Work with Alexa
2. Optimized OnePlus Connect experience by offering a better connection between Mobile and TV
3. Optimized Audio Quality in default settings
4. Optimized the system and memory usage for a smoother experience.

It is impressive to see just how OnePlus is able to push out regular updates to its OnePlus TV, just like it has been doing with its smartphones. The Smart TV market is proving to be a rather interesting one to watch as these new players continue to shake things up with their experience from the mobile industry.

We can therefore only hope that traditional TV makers step up their game and borrow a leaf from these new players, taking advantage of the connected age to better their product even after the sale.

Update 1 (October 29)

OnePlus is now looking to recruit beta testers to participate in Closed Beta Program for the OnePlus TV Y Series. This Closed Beta program is based on the OTA2 update and the company is only looking for 5 beta testers. Head here to apply for it.

Update 2 (December 22)

OnePlus has released the OTA3 update for the OnePlus TV 32Y1 and 43Y1 which offers new OnePlus Connect features and Alexa skills. Apart from that, the update improves Chromecast stability. The update changelog is given below:

Update OnePlus Connect:
– Check Screen time and Data statistics
– Clear background apps in one click
– Improve connection stability with TV

New skills of Alexa:
– Search content: “Alexa, show me the movie The Lord of the Rings.”
– Brightness control: “Alexa, dim OnePlus TV.”
– Open apps: “Alexa, open YouTube on OnePlus TV”
– Keypad Controller: “Alexa, go left.” “Alexa, choose this.”

Improve Chromecast stability while casting from phone to TV

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