Google has announced some of the new Android TV sets that will be on their way from manufacturers later this year. The company has also detailed a few of the features we can expect for Android TV software with the release of Android N.

Google details upcoming Android TV features; new hardware coming from Xiamoi, Sony and more

New TV sets are on their way from Sony and Sharp, and Xiaomi will be releasing an 4K Android TV set-top box, according to Google:

Sony and Sharp are adding to their Android TV product lines with Sony's 2016 BRAVIA and Sharp's Net Player. New devices are also on the way with RCA's first Android TV, and Xiaomi's sleek 4K set-top box. And in Europe, Android TV will be available from Beko, Grundig and Vestel starting in June.

Additionally, the Android N update will feature a number of improvements to the Android TV experience. These include:

  • Picture-in-Picture: lets users play video while browsing other content. 
  • Recording APIs: brings recording functionality to live TV.
  • High Dynamic Range: supports the next frontier in 4K UHD video.

New TV apps are also on their way, with companies like Spotify, ABC, and CNN all building their own Android TV experiences. You can expect both Android N and these new Android TV sets and devices to arrive later this year.