CES 2019: LG Confirms its TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

AirPlay 2 Streaming

2019 is apparently going to be a bold new year for Apple, as the company has already announced that its AirPlay 2 feature will be expanding to Samsung smart TVs.

While that was big news all by itself, it didn’t take long before the company then confirmed that AirPlay 2 would be added to the features list for a variety of different smart TVs out there, courtesy of some of the biggest names in the industry. Indeed, it didn’t take long before Vizio officially announced its own adoption plans for the feature, with its SmartCast-enabled TVs getting the feature at some point in the near future.

Not to be outdone, LG has now confirmed that it, too, will be supporting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in its smart TV lineup as well. That means future owners will be able to mirror content from their Mac or iOS device to the TV, as well as ask Siri to play certain content on the TV, or stream music directly to the AirPlay 2-enabled receiver.

With the additional support of HomeKit, the LG-branded smart TV can also be used as a hub for interconnected smart devices in the house. It will also work with some automated tasks as well.

Unfortunately, while the Life’s Good crew did announce support for the Apple features, that’s all we’ve got at this point. There is no concrete date for a rollout for the support, nor any details on which smart TVs from LG will be supported.

Still, if you’re a fan of LG’s TVs (which are pretty great), then you’ve got something to look forward to if you also happen to be within Apple’s ecosystem and use AirPlay 2 frequently enough.

What do you think of Apple adding AirPlay 2 support to all these different devices? Think it’s a good move?

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