One of the biggest announcements of 2019, surprisingly, revolves around AirPlay 2 and its broadening availability.
And considering Apple loves to list the companies that support its various features when it allows other companies to do so, the company has just published a brand new list to showcase which TVs and which manufacturers of those sets will support AirPlay 2. We have already heard that Vizio, LG, and, most recently, Sony, will support the feature starting this year. Apple’s list actually details which sets will support the feature, though, so you can see if you already own one or if you need to upgrade to get AirPlay 2 support.
Here’s the list:
- LG OLED (2019)
- LG NanoCell SM9X series (2019)
- LG NanoCell SM8X series (2019)
- LG UHD UM7X series (2019)
- Samsung QLED Series (2019 and 2018)
- Samsung 8 Series (2019 and 2018)
- Samsung 7 Series (2019 and 2018)
- Samsung 6 Series (2019 and 2018)
- Samsung 5 Series (2019 and 2018)
- Samsung 4 Series (2019 and 2018)
- Sony Z9G Series (2019)
- Sony A9G Series (2019)
- Sony X950G Series (2019)
- Sony X850G Series (2019 85″, 75″, 65″ and 55″ models)
- Vizio P-Series Quantum (2019 and 2018)
- Vizio P-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
- Vizio M-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
- Vizio E-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
- Vizio D-series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
Quite a few units there! It’s pretty great that Apple is not only bringing AirPlay 2 to these other-brand devices, especially considering some of these models are running Android. (Samsung’s TVs are running its proprietary software, Tizen.) One has to wonder if this puts the final nail in the standalone Apple TV hardware unit in that dream’s coffin.
One has to wonder if Apple plans on bringing AirPlay 2 support to other, smaller brands.
Do you own a TV that will soon support AirPlay 2? If not, do you plan on buying one?[via Apple]