Following announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio, Apple has now published a list of TVs from these companies that support AirPlay 2. If you purchased a high-end TV from Vizio or Samsung in 2018, chances are it will be getting an update to gain AirPlay 2 support.
All high-end TVs from the four OEMs launching this year will feature AirPlay 2 support. While Samsung is updating some of its TVs from 2018 to add HomeKit support, Vizio is the only company out of the four to update TVs launched as far back as 2017. While TVs from all three OEMs will support AirPlay 2, HomeKit support is only going to be available on TVs from LG, Vizio, and Sony. Samsung TVs will be the only one to gain support to iTunes store for movies, music, and TV shows.
The full list of AirPlay 2-compatible TVs as on Apple’s website are as follows:
- 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)
All the above TVs will be getting access to AirPlay 2 via a software update this spring/summer.
There’s no word from other relatively smaller TV brands like TCL, Toshiba, and Panasonic about adding AirPlay 2 support to their TVs. It is possible that Apple is only keeping AirPlay 2 access limited to more premium TV brands right now. Does your TV support AirPlay 2?