LG rolls out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for 2018 Smart TV

As reported in September, LG finally made the Apple TV app available for its 2018 OLED Smart TV as the app was previously only available for the 2019 and 2020 LG OLED TV models. However, features like AirPlay 2 and HomeKit were unavailable as the company promised an official release later this year – which is now finally happening.

according to this MacRumors, Many readers successfully enabled both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on their LG 2018 TVs this Monday. These features are being rolled out in a phased process, so this is not a way to force an update other than waiting for new options to show on TV.

With AirPlay 2, users can stream songs, videos and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device to an LG TV without an Apple TV. As HomeKit, it allows users to control the TV via the Home app or Siri – with options for turning the TV on and off or changing its volume.

The company initially promised to offer AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for its 2019 and new TVs due to performance concerns, but the company changed its mind and also launched a software update with Apple’s features for the 2018 model Decided to do. Other companies like Samsung, Vizio and Sony also offer Apple TV, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on their smart TVs.

If you have a TV that is not officially supported by Apple, you can also try a Roku or Fire TV device to get the Apple TV app – although these devices do not have AirPlay.

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