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Will the PS5 support Video Conferencing and/or Android TV? Why didn't the PS4 support these features.
We have to look in part to the PS4 hardware to answer these questions.
Android TV To support Android TV, the hardware has to support a trustzone level DRM; the entire media path must be secure including codecs and memory. The PS4 does not support this, it only has a trusted boot. The PS5 looks like it will support AMD's secure VM which should allow a secure Android TV OS; Android runs in a Virtual Machine on top of a Linux or BSD OS. Sony may support an Android OS in the PS5. It makes third party support much easier and opens up thousands of Apps for use on the PS5.
Sony already supports Android TV on their TVs and Microsoft in their 2010 leaked console roadmap predicted that Sony would support Android TV on the coming consoles.
Video Conferencing Video conferencing died, support for VC was removed from all TVs several years ago for three reasons;
1) Cost of the h.264 and h.265 codec
2) Outcry at TVs supporting gesture recognition and optionally video conferencing being hacked and allowing third parties to invade the privacy of the TV owner.
3) Standards and security not widely supported.
UHD standards (HDCP 2.2) and a universal FREE codec called AV1 may cause a resurgence in Video Conferencing support. Facebook's Portal Video conferencing popularity is an indication it may still be viable. All smart phones including those with an Android OS support Video Conferencing.
Last edited by jeff_rigby; 06-08-2019 at 03:01 AM.