Google Android has been releasing Android TV Operation System updates not very frequently but has been supporting updates through OS patches. Android Oreo 8.0 Update is the latest Android Smart TV OS Update in 2020 and has received mixed responses with cool features and annoying issues reported by users.
What Sony Bravia Android TV models support Android 8.0 Oreo update ?
2019 Sony Bravia models supporting 8.0 Oreo Update -
Sony Bravia KD Series
X780F / X751F / X750F
Sony Bravia XBR Series -
A8F / XBR X900F / X851F / X850F / X830F
2018 / 2017 Sony Bravia models supporting 8.0 Oreo Update -
Sony Bravia XBR Series
X940E / X930E / X900E / X850E / X806E / X800E
2016 Sony Bravia models supporting 8.0 Oreo Update -
Sony Bravia XBR Series
XBR X800D / X750D / X700D
Issues Related to 8.0 Oreo Update
Some users have reported issues related to sound once their Android operating system is updated to 8.0 Oreo
If you connect Sony Home Theater system (Soundbar, A/V Receiver, etc.) to output the sound from your Android Smart Television, Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ update (v6.5830) may result in sound related problem where you will not hear sound through your Home Theater system if the Television remains on standby for too long. Please be aware that only a handful of Sony Bravia TV users have reported this after their TV set was updated.
Android have tried to resolve this by a new version (v6.5850) of the Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ update which should fix this sound related issue.
Sony Bravia provided the automatic update for Android 8.0 Oreo resumed in April 2019 on a staggered schedule ( you can obviously chose to postpone the download / update) so it may take some time before this new version it is sent to your Bravia Smart TV. You can always download the update at your convenience ( if you are too keen) from your Android TV model support page and follow the instructions to manually install it (would require a external drive / USB flash memory drive).
However, like in most cases you can wait for the automatic update, you can follow the options below to temporarily address the sound issue.
Follow the workarounds provided in order. If the symptom(s) persists, use the next workaround.
Please be aware that you need to set the Audio system prioritization to On before you begin.
You can Set Audio System Prioritisation here -
Go to --> [HOME Screen] > [Select Settings] > [Select Sound] > [ Now go to Audio system prioritization]
You can manually restore Audio to the best of its quality by chosing any of the options mentioned below
Switch off your external audio device manually or using the audio remote control.
Turn off your TV using the TV remote control.
Turn on your TV using the TV remote.
Note: The Audio device will turn on automatically through the BRAVIA Sync function (HDMI CEC).
Change the Speakers settings to TV speakers.
Select [HOME] > [Settings] > [Sound] > [Speakers] > [TV speakers].
Turn off the TV with the TV remote control.
Turn on the TV with the TV remote control.
Note: The Speakers settings will switch to [Audio system] automatically through the BRAVIA Sync function (HDMI CEC).
Set the BRAVIA Sync control option to Off.
Select [HOME] > [Settings] > [External inputs] > [BRAVIA Sync settings] > [BRAVIA Sync control]
Select [Yes] when [Remove recognized devices from the list] is displayed.
The BRAVIA Sync control will be switched off.
Set BRAVIA Sync control to On again.
The Speakers settings will switch to [Audio system] automatically.
Note: You may need to perform this procedure each time the TV is turned off and then on again.
Reset your TV
Benefits and improvements from the latest update (Android 8.0 Oreo):
User experience improves the channel list presets
Resolves sound issues - via the ARC port connected to your Sound Bar, A/V Receiver or Home Theater System - when switching on the TV from standby
Improves and resolves sound issues- playing some specific file formats using the internal video player app
Improved system performance during TV startup sequence
Search by title function- Restores the Program Guide’s
After updating to Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ following issues and features will be added :
Descriptions have been added to some languages in the Language settings menu
user experience for the Video, Music and Photo app
Oreo 8.0 OS Introduces:
A new Home screen menu
Google Tours (tutorial)
A redesigned Initial Setup menu
A redesigned Content Bar or TV Menu Bar
Firmware benefits list (preview window)
Improved Google Assistant search function for broadcast content
Improved country and region settings
Introduces Accessibility Shortcut (On/Off switch): Press and hold the MUTING button on the remote control for three seconds to turn ON/OFF accessibility functions such as Screen reader or Text magnification.Introduces new keyboard layout, functionality and languages
Other Android Oreo 8.0 OS Improvements:
• Relocated “On Timer” icon (top right-hand side) on the home screen menu
• Set-top box key support (Guide/Title List key)
• Resolves picture noise in Netflix Dolby Vision content (dark solarisation)
• Improves behaviour of externally connected devices when TV is in standby
The following features will be removed after updating this software:
• PlayMemories Online
• IPv6 setup (ON/OFF) setting
• Wi-Fi Direct standby mode
• Live Football mode function
• Video (Home network) in the Content Bar
• The 500px application / PMO in DUX
• PlayStation Video app no longer pre-installed
You can still access the app by downloading it from the Google Play Store
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