From July 25th, LG Electronics has made Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit available to its 2019 AI TV lineup through a firmware update. The list of LG TVs getting the upgrade includes their 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs, and UHD TVs with ThinQ Ai capability. This also marks LG to be the first global TV manufacturer to support Apple HomeKit.
AirPlay 2 allows LG 2019 AI TVs to effortlessly stream content including Dolby Vision titles from their iPhone, iPad and Macs. Other entertainment that can be enjoyed with this service includes Apple TV, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Music. Users can also view photos and videos from their Apple devices directly on their LG AI TVs.
HomeKit enables users to conveniently 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, from which users 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.