Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in a future update, the company has announced (via The Verge).

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Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Omni TVs launch today, featuring 4K HDR, voice controls with Amazon Alexa, and close integration with the Fire TV user experience. Upon the launch of the new TVs, Amazon today announced that it plans to add support for ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌HomeKit‌ "soon."

‌AirPlay‌ 2 will allow users to easily play content from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to an Amazon TV, while ‌HomeKit‌ integration allows some of the TV's functions to be controlled from the Home app or with Siri.

Amazon first expressed interest in ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌HomeKit‌ when it enabled these features on its 2020 model year "Fire TV Edition" TVs made by Toshiba and Insignia, but they are unavailable on standalone plug-in Fire TV streaming devices. Progressively more brands have been adding AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality in recent months, but it is still unavailable on most TV sets.

Top Rated Comments

adampk17 Avatar
7 months ago
I'm trying to have less Amazon in my house, not more.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jpsmith76 Avatar
7 months ago
If it is anything like their Ring Doorbell HomeKit support that has been "coming soon" forever, I wouldn't hold my breath.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
7 months ago
Wait Amazon makes TVs? I guess if they’re not at Costco I wouldn’t know ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
7 months ago

When you own MGM and all their content you make a TV. When your app is Apple TV with one or two new shows per month what do you do?
Keep saying "Its Magic".
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joecomo Avatar
7 months ago
this is good news - great to see Homekit and Airplay2 universally adopted.
That should also pave the way for thread and matter ...
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wigby Avatar
7 months ago

You're too kind. I'd definitely knock someone for getting one. Amazon ranks just behind behind Facebook in my list of trustworthy companies.
You might be in the minority on this. Most consumers rank Amazon above Apple in terms of trust, privacy and even likability. I don't understand the survey results myself except that Amazon might still be seen as a retailer/delivery company more than a tech/gadget company so people need them for basic necessities and supplies especially during a pandemic.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/6/22702798/verge-tech-survey-2021-trust-privacy-security-facebook-amazon-google-apple-pandemic
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