Samsung got a head start, but LG is the latest TV producer to integrate Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies with its latest premium TVs.
According to a new report from MacRumors LG released a number of TVs earlier in 2019 which were always meant to receive support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 at some point this year. Now, according to a new announcement, the South Korean company says it will push out updates that allow these features to start today.
2019 OLED, NanoCell and Ultra HD TVs with ThinQ AI functionality, however, will get the update, LG said AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will not be available for LG TVs released earlier this year .
"LG cannot guarantee that TV models before 2019 will be able to provide a seamless user experience," a spokesperson from the company explained. "While this may be an opportunity in the future, LG currently has no plans to update the TVs before 2019 with Airplay 2 or HomeKit."
After the update is in place, users will be able to beam content – including video, music and photos – from iPhone, iPad or Mac to LG TV, just as it already does when using an Apple TV.
The update of HomeKit support will allow users to control their TV's Siri voice commands or via the Home app on Mac, iPhone or iPad. Siri commands will allow users to play specific shows or movies via AirPlay to the LG smartset.
During the CES 2019, LG announced that their televisions in 2019 will offer support for AirPlay 2. Samsung, Sony and Vizio also announced support for their setup, some support even being added to previous years' models.