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How to Mirror a FaceTime Call to Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-Compatible Smart TV

Tuesday May 5, 2020 5:48 pm PDT by
Did you know that you can use the AirPlay feature on an iPhone or iPad to mirror a FaceTime call to an Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV? This article shows you how. Before following the steps below, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. Not sure if your smart TV supports AirPlay 2? You can find...

How to Use AirPlay 2 Speakers With HomeKit

Thursday April 4, 2019 1:45 pm PDT by
Apple's AirPlay 2 brought speaker controls to the Home app, allowing you to individually control all of your AirPlay-compatible speakers from your iPhone or iPad. Keep reading to learn how to add your speakers to the Home app and organize them by room. Before you start adding speakers to the Home app, make sure that your iOS device is running iOS 11.4 or later. You should also check that...

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LG 2019 TVs to Gain HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Support Starting July 25 [Updated]

Tuesday July 23, 2019 4:00 am PDT by
Television maker LG says that updates will soon arrive that make HomeKit and AirPlay 2 available on supported TVs. LG's Australian support account on Twitter responded to a customer query by revealing that the updates would start rolling out to users in one week, which points to next Monday as the earliest possible arrival. Users will need to be running iOS 12.4 on their iPhones and iPads ...

Vizio's 2019 Smart TVs Now Available With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming This Summer

Tuesday May 21, 2019 7:39 am PDT by
Vizio today announced that its 2019 smart TV models with forthcoming AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are now available at various retailers in the United States, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart. The lineup includes high-end P-Series, mid-range M-Series, and lower-priced V-Series models. All of the TVs are 4K HDR, with prices ranging from $259.99 for a...

How AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV App Work on a Samsung TV

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30 am PDT by
When iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 launched earlier this week with the updated TV app that Apple first teased at its March event, Samsung also rolled out support for both AirPlay 2 and the new TV app, making it the first third-party company to launch these features. We have a Samsung TV set (the 2018 Q6F) that's compatible with the new Apple offerings, so we thought we'd check them out to give MacRumo...

AirPlay 2 Support Rolling Out to Select DTS Play-Fi Products

Thursday May 16, 2019 6:23 am PDT by
DTS today announced availability of AirPlay 2 in select DTS Play-Fi products, including the McIntosh RS200 wireless loudspeaker system and the Arcam rPlay music streamer, with support for additional products to be added later this year. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 enables multi-room audio playback with other ‌AirPlay‌ 2 devices, such as the HomePod, Apple TV, and select speakers from Sonos, Bose, Bowers &...

AirPlay 2 and TV App Now Available on Samsung Smart TVs

Monday May 13, 2019 10:01 am PDT by
With the launch of iOS 12.3, both AirPlay 2 and the new Apple TV app are available on compatible Smart TVs, Samsung announced today. All 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will be able to access ‌Apple TV‌ channels and iTunes movies and TV shows through the TV app and will support ‌AirPlay‌ 2. Samsung says that the TV app offers content in more than 100...

Six HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Accessories Worth Checking Out

Thursday April 25, 2019 1:23 pm PDT by
Last year, we shared a list of some of the best HomeKit products you can buy, which was quite popular with MacRumors readers, so we thought we'd follow it up. In our 2019 HomeKit video, we're featuring some more great ‌HomeKit‌ products, and we've added in some AirPlay 2 accessories as well. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Vizio TVs - ‌HomeKit‌ and ‌AirPlay‌ ...

Sony's Upcoming Smart TVs to Receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in Summer 2019, Including $70,000 Model

Monday April 22, 2019 7:52 am PDT by
Sony today announced that some of its upcoming smart TVs will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in summer 2019, including its A9G series of 4K OLED TVs, Z9G series of 8K LED TVs, and X950G series of 4K LED TVs. The TVs themselves will be released on a staggered basis, starting with the X950G series in late April and followed by additional models in May and June, including a 98-inch 8K TV for a...

Bowers & Wilkins Unveils New 'Formation' Series of High-End Home Audio Products With AirPlay 2 Support

Monday April 22, 2019 5:56 am PDT by
Bowers & Wilkins today unveiled a new Formation Suite of high-end home audio products with support for Apple's wireless streaming protocol AirPlay 2. The new line includes five wireless products at launch, including the three-channel Formation Bar, carbon-domed Formation Duo speakers, elliptical-shaped Formation Wedge speaker, Formation Bass subwoofer with a Class D amplifier, and the Formati...

Bose Adds AirPlay 2 Support to BoseSmart Speakers and Sound Bars

Friday April 19, 2019 2:32 am PDT by
Bose this week quietly announced AirPlay 2 support for its line of "BoseSmart" smart speakers. The audio company revealed the added functionality via its official Twitter account and separately in a post on its community support forums. Introduced late last year, the BoseSmart range of speakers support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Alexa voice activation. Models in the range that now ...

Yamaha Rolling Out AirPlay 2 Support to Select Home Audio Products Starting Later This Month

Tuesday April 16, 2019 5:17 am PDT by
Japanese electronics maker Yamaha has announced that it will be rolling out AirPlay 2 support to 15 of its current home audio products, including a sound bar, wireless speakers, and receivers, starting later this month. The rollout will begin in late April and includes the following products: MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 wireless speakers MusicCast BAR 400 sound bar RX-Ax80 series AV...

Hands-On With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on a Vizio SmartCast TV

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:04 pm PDT by
Vizio yesterday launched a beta version of its updated Smartcast software, which allows iPhone owners who have a Smartcast-enabled TV to use AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integrations for the first time on a third-party television set. We picked up a compatible Vizio television set (which includes the recent P and M series models at the current time) and were able to take a look at how ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and ‌...

Vizio Launches Beta for Testing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Functionality on SmartCast-Enabled TVs

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:22 pm PDT by
Vizio's SmartCast-compatible TVs are gaining AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integration later this year, and ahead of the official release, Vizio has launched a new beta that will allow Vizio customers to test the functionality with compatible Vizio television sets. Vizio earlier this week updated its SmartCast app to add ‌AirPlay‌ 2 beta support, and today, the company began emailing customers who...

LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Launching Between April and June

Monday March 18, 2019 8:48 am PDT by
LG today detailed upcoming availability of its 2019 NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support. The new NanoCell lineup is divided into the Nano 8 and Nano 9 series, with 11 models in total ranging in size from 49 inches to 86 inches. Seven models will be available starting in April, followed by one model in May and three in June. Prices range from $799 to $4,299...

First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming in April

Friday March 15, 2019 9:49 am PDT by
LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will be debuting in April. These models, like other TVs in the 2019 lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year. The 65-inch E9 and C9 models will be the first to launch, with additional models and screen sizes coming in May or June. Other LG OLED models will be announced later in the year. LG's 2019 lineup,...

Roku Has Nearly Finalized AirPlay 2 Support

Monday March 11, 2019 6:22 am PDT by
MacRumors last month reported that Roku was in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2, and we've since learned that the negotiations are nearly finalized, according to a source familiar with the matter. AirPlay 2 integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players, but it's unclear if all models will be supported. AirPlay 2 will also be...

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

Tuesday March 5, 2019 4:51 pm PST by
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...

Bowers & Wilkins Will Soon Release AirPlay 2 Receivers

Wednesday February 20, 2019 6:05 am PST by
British audio equipment maker Bowers & Wilkins is expected to release its first AirPlay 2-enabled receivers in the near future. A pair of new Bowers & Wilkins receivers named Formation Audio and Formation Duo are listed as "coming soon" in Apple's recently updated list of HomeKit and ‌AirPlay‌ accessories. Bowers & Wilkins releasing receivers is interesting in itself, as the company is...

Samsung's 2019 AirPlay 2-Compatible QLED TVs Now Available for Purchase

Monday February 11, 2019 10:15 am PST by
Samsung today announced that its 2019 TV lineup with QLED 4K and 8K options, can now be pre-ordered or purchased from the Samsung website or from select retailers across the United States. Available in sizes ranging from 43 inches to 98 inches, the QLED lineup works with AirPlay 2, thanks to Apple's move to expand ‌AirPlay‌ 2 availability to many television manufacturers. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 will...

Roku in Talks With Apple About AirPlay 2 Support

Monday February 4, 2019 11:45 am PST by
Roku is in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2, with the two companies currently working out details surrounding the partnership, according to a source familiar with the matter. The plans are not finalized and are subject to change. We're told that ‌AirPlay‌ 2 support is likely to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players, which can be used with virtually ...

Vizio Offers Beta Signup for AirPlay 2 SmartCast TV Software

Sunday January 27, 2019 8:52 pm PST by
At CES this year, Vizio announced that their SmartCast TVs would be receiving support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in a free over-the-air update later this year. This would allow iOS and Mac users to stream music and video to SmartCast-enabled Vizio TVs, as well as allow users to control the TV from their Home app on iOS or via Siri voice commands. Vizio promised that beta testers would be...