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Apple Shares List of AirPlay 2-Enabled Smart TVs From Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio

A few days ago, Apple announced that AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs are coming soon from leading manufacturers, and we've since seen a series of announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio at CES 2019.


Apple has now shared a list of AirPlay 2–enabled TVs announced to date:
  • LG OLED (2019)
  • LG NanoCell SM9X series (2019)
  • LG NanoCell SM8X series (2019)
  • LG UHD UM7X series (2019)
  • Samsung QLED Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 8 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 7 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 6 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 5 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 4 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Sony Z9G Series (2019)
  • Sony A9G Series (2019)
  • Sony X950G Series (2019)
  • Sony X850G Series (2019 85", 75", 65" and 55" models)
  • Vizio P-Series Quantum (2019 and 2018)
  • Vizio P-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio M-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio E-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio D-series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
We've yet to see any AirPlay 2 announcements from smaller brands such as TCL, Hisense, Panasonic, or Toshiba.

AirPlay 2 support will allow users to stream video, audio, photos, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to supported smart TVs. HomeKit support is also coming to many of these TVs, enabling users to control volume, playback, and more using Siri or the Home app on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Samsung announced that its latest smart TVs are also getting an exclusive iTunes TV and movie app for accessing the storefront.

Apple is widely expected to launch a Netflix-esque streaming video service later this year, and AirPlay 2 support on leading smart TVs would make it easier for users to stream Apple's original content on the big screen without an Apple TV. Rumors suggest Apple could introduce the service within the first half of 2019.



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11 weeks ago

Shedding a collective tear for all those folks (myself included) that purchased a non-supported TV within the last few years.


Why? Apple TV is still the best way to experience and consume your content on the biggest screen in your home.
Rating: 17 Votes
11 weeks ago
I just wish you could purchase a decent "dumb" TV that doesn't have an operating system. I have a 2017 LG OLED and I use my Apple TV for everything. The OS on the TV is just another thing that needs updating if the vendor actually updates it. I would much rather update the Apple TV every 3-4 yrs. and have the latest OS and security updates.
Rating: 12 Votes
11 weeks ago
Shedding a collective tear for all those folks (myself included) that purchased a non-supported TV within the last few years.
Rating: 11 Votes
11 weeks ago
Such bs that LG's 2018 OLEDs wont get it
Rating: 9 Votes
11 weeks ago
Props to Vizio for supporting all the way to 2017
Rating: 7 Votes
11 weeks ago

Why? Apple TV is still the best way to experience and consume your content on the biggest screen in your home.

I don't disagree, because I own an Apple TV 4K, but AirPlay access directly to the TV would still be beneficial. Most average consumers also don't want to shell out an additional $150-200 for the Apple TV if the option was available on the TV itself.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 weeks ago

Shedding a collective tear for all those folks (myself included) that purchased a non-supported TV within the last few years.


You know there’s this gadget called Apple TV that will outperform any of these TVs with built-in support. Have you ever tried to use the built-in apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc? Can you say sloooooowwwww? No need to shed a tear.
Rating: 5 Votes
11 weeks ago

You know there’s this gadget called Apple TV that will outperform any of these TVs with built-in support. Have you ever tried to use the built-in apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc? Can you say sloooooowwwww? No need to shed a tear.


Yep.

And...I would never connect my smart TV directly to the internet. Too much opportunity for mischief with open microphones, pushed ads, etc. My 4K ATV protects against that. I also like the unified user interface and excellent performance.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

No one would buy an AppleTV just to use airplay either. I mean honestly, how often does this situation of needing to toss a video to the TV really come up?


We use AirPlay constantly in my house... Largely for sharing pictures/videos but also for when we're FaceTime'ing family that we want everyone to see. Just because YOU don't use it doesn't mean no one else does.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

I don't disagree, because I own an Apple TV 4K, but AirPlay access directly to the TV would still be beneficial. Most average consumers also don't want to shell out an additional $150-200 for the Apple TV if the option was available on the TV itself.


Yes this is why they are partnering with TV markets to offer an integrated solution for those who won't buy the box. It's never going to be anywhere near as nice as having an Apple TV connected, but this move will eventually allow pretty much everyone to stream their Apple content on the big screen.

I almost never use AirPlay to stream to my television. So it doesn't bother me that my TV won't have this. I do everything through Apple TV.
Rating: 4 Votes

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