LG Electronics has confirmed that Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will officially be accessible through its 2019 AI TV line-up starting July 25, 2019. This makes LG the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit.
The Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features will be available through a firmware update for 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs, and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI capability.
With AirPlay 2, LG 2019 AI TV owners can stream content, including Dolby Vision titles, from iPhone, iPad and Mac straight to their TV sets. You can stream favourite movies and television shows from the Apple TV app as well as other video apps, and view photos directly on LG AI TVs. Additionally, you can play Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, and music from your personal library or streaming services through the LG AI TV and other AirPlay 2-compatible speakers in their home at the same time, all in sync.
HomeKit, meanwhile, enables you to control compatible smart home with the Home app or via Siri on Apple devices. LG AI TVs can be added to the Home app, from which you can access basic TV functions such as power, volume, and source. LG AI TVs can also be added to scenes or automations along with other HomeKit accessories.
Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will begin rolling out to owners of LG OLED and NanoCell TVs in more than 140 countries, including Canada, starting this week, with the update continuing over the weeks to follow.