YouTube and Netflix have made you care about AV1, as these platforms are adopting it soon for hardware decoding support

AV1 was once the subject of much interest in the past few years, such as interests in the vaguely technical topics just like video encoding goes. But now, it is gaining the attention of many tech players of the world just like Google, and YouTube and Netflix are adding minimum partial support on their platform. this has made once again made you care about AV1. Google has also started acquiring Android Television devices that require the support of AV1 decoding. Now, it is time for YouTube and Netflix to do the same. These two giant video streaming platforms soon acquire devices that will have built-in hardware accelerated AV1 decoding according to the report issued about these platforms.

However, these platforms will use the new generation AV1 video format, not the old one which had some weaknesses. These platforms will use the latest version according to their latest operating system frameworks for their future YouTube and Netflix content. It is reported that these two platforms already have streamed some content that are encoded in AV1 according to the device and network settings.

Synaptics has announced this news, but it is still unknown that what kind of content will be delivered in AV1, maybe it is 4K60 HDR or 8k videos, or it may be the requirement of some future content videos. AV1 support could have become the trend in the near future that there is also no chance that the TV makers miss this opportunity that YouTube, and Netflix are offering. Now the SONY, LG. or SAMSUNG neither of any brands uses the Android TV in their products. But, as soon as this announcement is made by these two YouTube and Netflix, they have started making hardware accelerated AV1 support TVs. After starting the immediate production of such TVs, we hope that we will most of the TVs that will have the Av1 decoding support, although it is not a major part of their products to offer in the market. Still, these renowned names of TV makers want to stay in business and therefore, they are making such TVs according to the current market requirement. Because these TV makers do not want to cut off from major apps soon after the requirement goes into effect, this ends up a strong requirement. Therefore, these makers thinking about the future have taken an immediate step.

However, no specific date is mentioned of using such AV1 decoding support by YouTube and Netflix.

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