Microsoft Adds AV1 Decode Support To Their Mesa D3D12 Driver
AV1 hardware decoding is already available in many TVs, including 8K TVs. But hardware decoding in the broader range of products is needed for its use to widen. This link notes the addition of AV1 decoding in Microsoft’s DirectX drivers for gaming, while this link suggests Google may require hardware AV1 decoding in Android 14 devices. This latter move could be especially significant for broader adoption.