LG adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its 2018 smart TVs

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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.

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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.

LG first announced that it would be adding AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to 2019 models in July of last year, leaving those with older TVs disappointed. That was followed by more than 20,000 people signing a petition to have the company change its mind. For once, it seems that a petition actually had some impact.

Back in August, LG announced that it was also bringing the Apple TV app to its 2018 smart televisions.

Joe Wituschek

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