Workaround: I have found that if I enable mouse mode, put the mouse in the center of the playing video, mash the left mouse button “a bunch” that after that the ESC key works as intended and exits the video.
The expected way ESC works broke for me at the same time everyone else is reporting it. BKSP/DEL also do not work, and there is no Windows key or CTRL key on my TV remote style keyboard, making WIN+DEL (and CTRL+ESC+DEL) impossible as stated as a workaround in another post.
Please return the function of the ESC/BKSP/DEL keys to previous. Also, if “keyboards aren’t supported for Android TV”, what method of accomplishment should we use to exit a playing video without a touch screen or on-screen Android navigation buttons?
HW: leelbox/Android 7.1/Plex for Android in TV mode.