LG ROLLS APPLE AIRPLAY 2 ON 2019 THINQ AI TVS, FIRST GLOBAL TV MANUFACTURER TO SUPPORT HOMEKIT
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SEOUL, July 24, 2019 – LG Electronics (LG) today announced that Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are available from July 25 on their AI TV series in 2019, making LG the first global TV producer to support HomeKit. These Apple features will be available through a firmware update for LG OLED TVs from 2019, NanoCell TVs and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI functionality.
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HomeKit allows users to easily control their smart home with their home app or via Siri on their Apple devices. LG AI TVs can easily be added to the Home app, from which users can access basic TV features such as power, volume and source. LG AI TVs can also be added to scenes or automations along with other HomeKit accessories.
"LG remains at the forefront of television technology innovation because of our endless quest to deliver the best home viewing experience," said Brian Kwon, president of LG Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies. "With Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, we demonstrate our commitment to providing consumer benefits that go beyond just the best quality in the class."
Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will start rolling out to the owners of LG OLED and NanoCell TVs in more than 140 countries starting this week and the update continues over the next few weeks.