After a lot confusion, LG has confirmed that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit assist will be coming to a few of its 2018 TV fashions, along with its newer 2019 and 2020 TVs. “LG’s 2018 TVs will add support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year,” the corporate’s official UK Twitter account tweeted, and stated extra particulars could be shared because the options develop into accessible. LG UK additionally stated that the Apple TV app can be now accessible worldwide for the corporate’s 2018 OLED and Tremendous UHD LCD TVs.
AirPlay 2 permits iPhone and iPad customers to simply stream content material from their units to suitable LG TVs, whereas HomeKit assist allows you to management and combine a TV with Apple’s good residence ecosystem. In accordance with a tracker put together by FlatPanelsHD, varied mixtures of the options are already accessible for choose Samsung and Sony TVs relationship again to 2018, and Vizio TVs relationship again to 2016.
Clients worldwide can now benefit from the Apple TV app on LG 2018 OLED and Tremendous UHD TVs, with UHD TV fashions to observe. LG’s 2018 TVs will add assist for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this yr, and extra particulars shall be shared when these options develop into accessible
— LG UK (@LGUK) September 7, 2020
Confusion over whether or not LG’s 2018 TVs would get assist for the options emerged final week when LG’s UK Twitter account stated it had “no plans” to replace its pre-2019 TVs with assist for AirPlay 2 or HomeKit, MacRumors reports. Nonetheless, that tweet has since been deleted. Beforehand, a assist doc indicated they’d be arriving on select 2018 LG TVs by October. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit had been first launched for LG’s 2019 TVs manner back in July 2019.
The Apple TV app, in the meantime, started rolling out for LG’s 2018 TVs back in August, after arriving on its 2019 TVs back in February.