“Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for LG OLED and NanoCell TVs will be available in more than 140 countries starting this week”
LG Electronics announced that Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for its 2019 AI TV lineup will be available starting July 25th, i.e. from tomorrow. This makes LG the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit. These features will be available to 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs, and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI capability via an OTA update. With AirPlay 2 support, users can stream content as well as view photos directly from iPhones, iPads, and Mac to their TV sets. One can also play Apple Podcasts, Apple Music and music from other streaming services through LG TV and other AirPlay 2-compatible speakers.
On the other hand, HomeKit enables users to control their smart home with the Home app or via Siri on their Apple devices. LG AI TVs can be easily added to the Home app, post which users can access essential TV functions such as power, volume, and source. LG TVs can also be added to scenes or automations along with other HomeKit accessories. Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for LG OLED and NanoCell TVs will be available in more than 140 countries starting this week and will expand to more markets gradually.
Brian Kwon, president LG Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies, said, “LG remains at the forefront of TV technological innovation because of our never-ending quest to deliver the best home viewing experience. With Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, we are demonstrating our commitment to offering consumer benefits that go beyond just best-in-class picture quality.”