At CES this January, Apple and a number of TV producers introduced that HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support would arrive on a number of outstanding good TV fashions this 12 months. That promise is lastly beginning to flip into actuality.
A couple of Samsung TVs already provide AirPlay 2 support, and even the TV app, however wouldn’t have support for HomeKit. They are joined this week by firmware updates to allow HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support on each LG and Vizio TVs.
LG started rolling out a firmware replace to allow HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support to choose TV fashions within the U.S. on July 30. The support is restricted to “select LG OLED and NanoCell 4K UHD TVs with ThinQ AI capability.” The remainder of LG’s 2019 UHD TV lineup is predicted to get a firmware replace to allow these options in October.
A day later, Vizio adopted swimsuit with a software program replace to add the options to the next Vizio SmartCast TVs:
- VIZIO P-Series Quantum X (2019)
- VIZIO P-Series Quantum (2019 and 2018)
- VIZIO P-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016)
- VIZIO M-Series Quantum (2019)
- VIZIO M-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016)
- VIZIO E-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016 UHD fashions)
- VIZIO V-Series (2019)
- VIZIO D-Series (2018)
Vizio’s support of those options is phenomenal in that it’s accessible on a number of fashions courting again to 2016, whereas most producers are solely supporting HomeKit and AirPlay 2 on their 2019 TV lineup.
If you have got a support LG or Vizio good TV, use your TV’s menu to search for a software program replace. Many of those updates roll out step by step over time, so do not be shocked if it takes per week or two to attain you.