Vizio is Adding Apple AirPlay 2 & HomeKit to Its SmartCast TV Today


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Watching tv and using remote controlStarting today Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will begin rolling out to Vizio SmartCast TVs. This update will roll out to Vizio TVs with the SmartCast OS going back to Vizio TVs made in 2016. You will get AirPlay 2 support as part of the SmartCast 3.0 OS update that is now rolling out.

“SmartCast 3.0 is full of added value for VIZIO customers. With both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, users can now share movies, TV shows, music and more from their favorite apps, including the Apple TV app, directly to SmartCast TVs, and enable TV controls through the Home app and Siri,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “We are thrilled to offer an even more compelling value proposition to our users with a smart TV experience that supports all three major voice assistants. This broad range of compatibility enables VIZIO SmartCast to seamlessly integrate into any household with Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa – giving users more ways to sit back and enjoy the entertainment they love.”

Sadly unlike Samsung TVs, there will be no iTunes support on Vizio TVs. This means you will need an iPhone, Mac, or iPad to cast your videos to your Vizio SmarCast TV.

Source: Tech Crunch

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