LG Says AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming to Select 2018 TV Models Later This Year

In a support document, LG has indicated that it plans to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to some of its 2018 smart TVs by October 2020, including LCD models with "SK" or "UK" in the name and OLED models with "B8" through "Z8" in the name.

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will be rolled out with a software update in most countries, with exceptions being China, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela.

AirPlay 2 will enable users to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a compatible LG smart TV, with no Apple TV necessary. And with HomeKit support, users can easily control the TV's power, volume, source, and more using Siri or the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

LG initially said that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit would be limited to its 2019 and newer TV models since it could not "guarantee" a "seamless user experience" on older models, resulting in over 20,000 people petitioning the company to reconsider.

LG previously said that select 2018 TVs will also gain access to the Apple TV app later this year.

(Thanks, Devon!)

Top Rated Comments

ceriess Avatar
17 months ago

I looked at LG screens in the store and they were so bad. Such a blurry display and the air gap between front glass and panel is massive causing shadowing round the edges. It seems you have to pay more for the "nanocell" versions to get a panel more comparable to Sony/Samsung budget models that don't have air gaps.
Its very obvious you have no idea what you are talking about.
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bgalakazam Avatar
17 months ago
About time. My C8 was waiting.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
17 months ago
My C7V is crying :(
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AccenT Avatar
17 months ago
I have a freaking C7! Also the B8 has the 2017 processor and it's supported.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
konqerror Avatar
17 months ago

true, but we lose the native TV features, such as possible DLNA support
So switch between sources, like we have to for Blu-Ray, game consoles, etc.


You paid for smart TV already when you bought the TV, now you have to pay for Apple TV again.
Actually it's the opposite. The Smart TV paid for the TV. The TV makers get significant revenue from companies like Netflix for stuff like the remote buttons, but also they sell your viewing habits to advertisers using the automated content recognition software built into every TV now.

https://www.adexchanger.com/ad-exchange-news/the-marketers-guide-to-acr-tech-in-smart-tvs/
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satchmo Avatar
17 months ago
Hello Sony...wake up and do the same.
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