OnePlus TV Gets First Software Update to Add New Lighting Effects to Soundbar and Fix Bugs


OnePlus, until recently, was known for its growing presence in the premium smartphone space. The company, however, seems to have plans beyond smartphones and recently launched two new premium TVs in India. Priced well above televisions from Mi and several other local brands OnePlus seems to have brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG in sight when it comes to televisions. The company, by the looks of it, wants to be considered a premium TV brand and to do that, OnePlus realizes it is necessary to go beyond just manufacturing good looking TVs with great software. That is probably why the company has already started issuing a software update for both the models the company recently announced – the OnePlus TV 55 Q1 and the 55 Q1 Pro.

OnePlus TV software update details

The first-ever software update for the OnePlus TV series brings a bunch of performance improvements and bug fixes. Notably, this update was issued before the TVs went on sale so that the first batch of people who buy the TV will mostly have a bug-free experience with the OnePlus TV 55 Q1 and the Q1 Pro. The update is fairly large in size at 813MB. One of the major issues that this update fixed is an issue with HDR content within OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video where the video looked overexposed. Apart from this, the update has also fixed connectivity issues and optimized DLNA. The update also improves the user experience of the OnePlus Connect app. Some aspects of Bluetooth connectivity has also seen an improvement. For OnePlus remote control, the new update adds a click sound effect as well. In case you already have the OnePlus TV and have not received the update yet, try going into Settings > More Settings > About > System Update and select “Check for Updates”.

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OnePlus TV 55 Q1, 55 Q1 Pro specifications, details

Both the OnePlus TVs come with 55-inch panels with UHD resolution. OnePlus has decided to use a QLED VA panel on both the models that it claims will offer higher contrast and better color saturation when compared to normal LED-backlit LCD panels. The TVs also look and feel premium thanks to judicious use of metal, good quality plastic and a layer of carbon fiber. Both these TVs come powered by the MT5670, chipset that houses a quad-core CPU all eight A053 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. The TVs get around 2.5GB of RAM and come with 16GB of storage space for apps.

What the Pro version of the OnePlus TV gets over the standard version is a movable soundbar that houses eight speakers. The standard version only gets four speakers that do not move. Both the OnePlus TVs run Android TV with Android 9 Pie. It also gets OnePlus’ own OxygenPlay UI which is somewhat similar to MI’s PatchWall where content from multiple platforms is displayed together.

OnePlus TV 55 Q1, 55 Q1 Pro Price in India

In India, the OnePlus TV 55 Q1 will cost you Rs 69,900 while the Q1 Pro has been priced at Rs 99,900.