LG's Latest Smart TVs Will Receive AirPlay 2 Update in Mid 2019

LG today announced that its new smart TVs will receive a software update in mid 2019 with support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.


LG first revealed plans to add ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌HomeKit‌ to its latest smart TVs at CES in January. At the time, it said the features would arrive in 2019, and today's announcement narrows down the timeframe to the middle of the year.
New LG TVs will receive an upgrade mid-year to support Apple ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and Apple ‌HomeKit‌ for easy streaming of video and audio content and connectivity to Apple's smart home products. 2019 LG TV owners can also expect to receive a firmware update that will add Amazon Alexa support to complement Google Assistant which is included out of the box…
‌AirPlay‌ 2 support will allow users to stream videos, music, photos, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, and Mac to eligible LG smart TVs, complete with lock screen controls. ‌HomeKit‌ support will enable users to easily control the TVs using Siri voice commands or the Home app on ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and Mac.

‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled TVs from LG will include its 2019 OLED, NanoCell SM9X, LG NanoCell SM8X, and UHD UM7X models, according to Apple's list.

Samsung, Sony, and Vizio also plan to release ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled smart TVs this year. Last month, Samsung's new 2019 lineup of QLED 4K and 8K TVs with AirPlay 2 support became available to pre-order in the United States. MacRumors also reported that Roku is in talks with Apple about AirPlay 2 integration.

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10 months ago

How long before someone complains their 5 year old TV won’t get This update?



How about they bring them to their 8 series OLEDs that they are still selling...
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10 months ago

How long before someone complains their 5 year old TV won’t get This update?


Vizio went as far as 2016, and sells 300$ TVs.
I expect my LG C7 that I paid over 2K to be supported as least as long as 300$ TVs...
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10 months ago
Yeah, sounds quite cheap of them not adding it to a bit older models as well but I would guess they have difficulties getting ppl to upgrade since eg their oled panels have been so good last years already.

We have LG 2017 OLED modell and can’t find any big diff on newer modell compelling enough to upgrade already. An ATV4K with that makes me avoid its built in software already anyway.
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10 months ago

Vizio went as far as 2016, and sells 300$ TVs.
I expect my LG C7 that I paid over 2K to be supported as least as long as 300$ TVs...


LG is just advertising to its buyers that they won’t support their TVs for very long — even brand new TVs still on the market!!. This does absolutely nothing for them. People who just bought a new LG tv aren’t going to buy another one just for AirPlay. All this tells them is that LG screws its customers. Terrible decision.

For people like myself who own a 3 year old LG TV and are due for a purchase in a year or two, we’ve been warned: buy Vizio or Samsung. Thanks for the heads up LG!
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10 months ago
Disappointed that 2018 models didn't make the cut. HDMI cable it is then.
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10 months ago
But disappointed. I have a 2018 lg that won’t be getting the update, but my 2018 Samsung will. Seems like Samsung May be the better value in software support
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10 months ago

How are you guys liking your LG OLEDs? I'm on the fence about buying one right now. There is a pretty crazy sale at NewEgg where I can get an LG C8 65" for $1899 or a B8 for $1699. Do you guys have retention or burn-in issues? Is the C8 worth the extra $200? I currently have a 42" LG LCD 1080p from 2009, lol. Thanks.

I have the 65" C7 I bought in July 2017 and I am very happy with it. No burn in or IR at all.

I the only advantage of the C8 over the B8 is the speakers.
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10 months ago

Who thinks Apple is even going to make the rumored lower cost Apple TV now that TVs are being built with AirPlay 2 support?

And by the way, this is excellent news. Between WiSA and AirPlay 2 support, I’m really looking forward to getting a 2019 LG set later this year :D


AppleTV isn’t just an “AirPlay box”. People get AppleTV’s for the polished Apple UX and compatability with the apps they already use on iOS also often available for tvOS.
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10 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/05/lg-airplay-2-smart-tvs-mid-2019/')


LG today announced ('http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2019/03/lg-kicks-off-global-rollout-of-2019-tv-lineup/') that its new smart TVs will receive a software update in mid 2019 with support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.



LG first revealed plans ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/07/lg-smart-tvs-airplay-2-homekit/') to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its latest smart TVs at CES in January. At the time, it said the features would arrive in 2019, and today's announcement narrows down the timeframe to the middle of the year.AirPlay 2 support will allow users to stream videos, music, photos, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, and Mac to eligible LG smart TVs, complete with lock screen controls. HomeKit support will enable users to easily control the TVs using Siri voice commands or the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

AirPlay 2-enabled TVs from LG will include its 2019 OLED, NanoCell SM9X, LG NanoCell SM8X, and UHD UM7X models, according to Apple's list ('https://www.apple.com/ios/home/accessories/#section-tv').

Samsung ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/06/samsung-smart-tvs-itunes-airplay-2/'), Sony ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/07/sony-airplay-2-homekit-support/'), and Vizio ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/07/vizio-smart-tvs-airplay-2-homekit/') also plan to release AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs this year. Last month, Samsung's new 2019 lineup of QLED 4K and 8K TVs with AirPlay 2 support ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/samsung-airplay-2-tvs-now-available/') became available to pre-order in the United States. MacRumors also reported that Roku is in talks with Apple about AirPlay 2 integration ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/04/roku-apple-airplay-2-talks/').

Article Link: LG's Latest Smart TVs Will Receive AirPlay 2 Update in Mid 2019 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/05/lg-airplay-2-smart-tvs-mid-2019/')


How long before someone complains their 5 year old TV won’t get This update?
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10 months ago

I have the 65" C7 I bought in July 2017 and I am very happy with it. No burn in or IR at all.

I the only advantage of the C8 over the B8 is the speakers.

That not true, the C8 has a better processor.

I love the picture quality :)
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I have a decent sound bar. I saw somewhere that the C8 might be a little brighter, but I didn't know if that made a difference in real world conditions. Our living room can get pretty bright, but as I just commented in the Hunter Douglas HomeKit thread, maybe I'll finally be getting some new shades for the back of the house where the sun comes in. Thanks for your input!

C8 has a better processor. I’ve never experienced some lag.
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How are you guys liking your LG OLEDs? I'm on the fence about buying one right now. There is a pretty crazy sale at NewEgg where I can get an LG C8 65" for $1899 or a B8 for $1699. Do you guys have retention or burn-in issues? Is the C8 worth the extra $200? I currently have a 42" LG LCD 1080p from 2009, lol. Thanks.

That’s funny, I also had a 42” LG LCD from 1080P from 2009. It ended with a big bang because a capacitor exploded. But I was still very happy with the picture quality for it broke. I personally preferred it above new Samsung models bought by friends. Those colors on a Samsung are too saturated and don’t come natural for me.

Now I’m having the LG OLED65C8PLA and love it. It has a very fast processor and doesn’t have any lag. I even got rid of my Apple TV because I love webos 4 even more. Hope they’ll support airplay and HomeKit with a future update but don’t really miss it.

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