LG's 2019 UHD UM7X TVs Now Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

LG recently rolled out a firmware update to customers who own an LG TV in the UHD UM7X series, enabling HomeKit and AirPlay 2 functionality. LG originally said that this firmware update would be available in October, but the software has come out early.

LG UHD UM7X TV owners can download the new 04.70.03 software update to enable the new functionality. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌HomeKit‌ support first began rolling out on LG TVs in July.

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With ‌AirPlay‌ 2, LG TV users can stream TV shows and movies from an iOS or macOS device directly to the television, with no Apple TV set-top box required. A movie can be started on an iPhone and AirPlayed right to a TV, plus content can be mirrored from a Mac or iOS device to the TV.

‌AirPlay‌ 2 lets multiple audio sources to play the same content, so a song can be played on a single television set, multiple television sets, or a TV and other ‌AirPlay‌ 2 devices such as speakers for whole home audio.

The ‌AirPlay‌ 2 functionality in LG TVs is linked to ‌HomeKit‌, so LG TV sets with the new firmware will show up in the Home app on ‌iPhone‌, iPad, and Mac. In the Home app, LG TV users can do things like switch inputs, turn the television on and off, and adjust the volume. Siri can also be used for these commands, so a simple "Hey ‌Siri‌" voice request on an iOS or macOS device can adjust the volume or turn the TV on or off, much like other ‌HomeKit‌ products.

LG also plans to enable ‌HomeKit‌ and ‌AirPlay‌ 2 support on its LG UHD UM6X series television sets as well as the LG NanoCell SM83 series or below, but those software updates have yet to be released.

(Thanks, Samuel!)

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alFR Avatar
62 months ago

I have a B8 model bought last fall. Not a peep. I am sure its processor is up to speed. What say you, [S]Apple [/S]LG?
Fixed that for you.
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RogerWilco Avatar
62 months ago

I’ll just throw in C7 support would be nice although I know there’s zero chance of that happening as even the C8 and similar are very unlikely to get the upgrade.
To paraphrase Mike Tyson:

Planned obsolescence sounds like a looney conspiracy theory - until it punches you in the face. ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zv470 Avatar
62 months ago

And like a sucker, I upgraded my only-two year old TV to a 2019 model in anticipation of Airplay for Sony TVs. I should have known better.
Yea we bought one too. I feel your pain. Perhaps they will release an update later this year. I’m sure Sony has their engineers working overtime. Poor sods. And I bet management is what’s holding everything back.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kagio Avatar
62 months ago
Incredible not even rumors for 2018 tvs. I have C8 model.
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Rafterman Avatar
62 months ago

Meanwhile Sony quietly removed mention of HomeKit and AirPlay 2 on www.sony.com ('http://www.sony.com') on A9G, Z9G, etc... pages.
And like a sucker, I upgraded my only-two year old TV to a 2019 model in anticipation of Airplay for Sony TVs. I should have known better.
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millk18 Avatar
62 months ago

Incredible not even rumors for 2018 tvs. I have C8 model.
I have a B8 model bought last fall. Not a peep. I am sure its processor is up to speed. What say you, Apple?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)