The AV1 video codec gains broader hardware support

By admin
Posted on:

October 31
DATE

, 2023

AV1 is the next-gen open-source royalty-free video codec created by

the Alliance for Open Media
ORG

(

AOM
ORG

), a group founded by

Google
ORG

,

Mozilla
ORG

,

Cisco
ORG

,

Microsoft
ORG

,

Netflix
ORG

,

Amazon
ORG

, and

Intel
ORG

.

Apple
ORG

is also a member.

We are finally seeing more hardware support for this codec. The new

M3
PRODUCT

chips from

Apple
ORG

support AV1 decode. The iPhone

15
CARDINAL

Pro and iPhone

15
CARDINAL


Pro Max
PERSON

also feature an AV1 hardware decoder.

The official

Android 14
LAW

Compatibility Definition makes support for AV1 mandatory. The

Snapdragon
ORG

8 Gen 2 chipset, widely used by

Android
ORG

phones released in

2023
DATE

, supports AV1.

With the exception of

Microsoft Edge
ORG

, all browsers support AV1.