THE LG said it plans to provide support for the AirPlay 2 and to HomeKit on some of its TVs from 2018, until October this year. More precisely, LCD models with “SK” or “UK” in the name and the OLED versions of the series “B8” The “Z8” will be updated until then.
Also according to the manufacturer, support for Apple’s protocol and API will be launched as a firmware update for selected TVs in most countries (such as Brazil and Portugal), except in China, Iran, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela.
It is worth remembering that the company initially said that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit would be limited to models from 2019 and later, since it could not “guarantee a perfect user experience” on older models – however, a petition with more than 20,000 signatures from customers dissatisfied with the decision may have helped to reverse that.
With AirPlay 2, smart TV owners can stream content from iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to the big screen, including movies, podcasts and their photo library. Meanwhile, the integration with HomeKit means that it is possible to control your equipment (such as energy and volume) through Siri or the Casa app (Home).
Finally, it is expected that some 2018 TV models will also gain compatibility with the Apple TV app, but there is still no date set for this to happen.