What you need to know
- LG is adding support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its 2018 televisions.
- It had previously added support for the Apple TV app to its TVs from that year.
Reported by MacRumors, LG has begun to roll out a software update to some of its smart televisions that adds support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. The update is exclusively for a select number of LG smart TVs that were released in 2018.
LG had promised that support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 would be coming to some of its televisions from 2018 by the end of 2020 back in September, so it appears that the company is making good on that promise.
Customers worldwide can now enjoy the Apple TV app on LG 2018 OLED and Super UHD TVs, with UHD TV models to follow. LG's 2018 TVs will add support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year, and more details will be shared when these features become availableCustomers worldwide can now enjoy the Apple TV app on LG 2018 OLED and Super UHD TVs, with UHD TV models to follow. LG's 2018 TVs will add support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year, and more details will be shared when these features become available— LG UK (@LGUK) September 7, 2020September 7, 2020
The addition of the features to 2018 televisions came after the company intially announced it would be limited to 2019 TVs, causing a petition that received over 20,000 signatures.
Back in August, LG announced that it was also bringing the Apple TV app to its 2018 smart televisions.
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