After initially announcing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support would be coming to 2019 and newer TV models, evidence suggests LG may also be bringing these Apple features to select 2018 TVs as well. A report from MacRumors points to a support page on LG’s Canadian site that mentions AirPlay 2 and HomeKit coming to certain 2018 models “later in 2020.”
According to the support page, in addition to the 2019 and 2020 models LG already announced support for, 2018-era UK/SK series and B8 through Z8 OLEDs will also be supported. The page also points out TVs in China, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela will not receive the update, citing Apple’s current policies.
Last year, we reported on LG’s initial announcement of AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to 2019 models. AirPlay 2 allows users to share content from their Apple devices, like iPhones and iPads to compatible TVs. Meanwhile, HomeKit integration adds smart home features to TVs, enabling users to control certain functions via Apple’s Siri voice assistant.
At the moment, 2019 models with 4K resolution or higher from the UM series, SM series, and B9 to Z9 OLEDs already support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. Similarly, 2020 models with 4K resolution or higher from the UN series, Nano series from 90 to 99, and OLEDs from BX to ZX are also supported.
We’ll keep an eye on LG’s plans and let you know if and when 2018-era models are updated.
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