This year began with a slew of TV manufacturers showing off hardware ready to work with Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit protocols, and now LG says its 2019 TVs are ready to support both features. That makes it, by its claim, the first international TV manufacturer with support for Apple’s smart home control system (Apple would not have a listing of supported TVs on its web site but) and considered one of few so far to support AirPlay 2.
Samsung still has exclusive integration of Apple’s new TV app, however, with AirPlay 2 built-in, LG house owners can use their iPhones, iPads, and Macs to stream video, podcasts, photographs or music on to the display. That may include Apple’s TV+ originals once they launch later this year and naturally contains the ability to sync up with different AirPlay-ready hardware for multiroom audio.
With HomeKit support, LG TVs could be managed through Siri or the Home app on iOS, with the control of power, volume, and input a selection. Plus, like different equipment, it might probably change into part of scenes and automation to prep things for movie night, or whatever else you take into consideration. The update with Apple’s features is “starting” this week, so even in case you have a 2019 model TV, it may take a couple of weeks before it is really available.