The TV & # 39; s from LG get support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on July 25

Samsung got a head start, but LG is the newest TV maker that combines Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies with the latest premium smart TVs. The company has announced that tomorrow, July 25, it will roll out a firmware update that adds both functions to 2019 OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs and UHD TVs with ThinQ. Some other manufacturers are extending AirPlay 2 to older models, but unfortunately, LG only restricts the feature for this year's TVs.

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LG claims to be "the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit." That can be said because, although Samsung added AirPlay 2 and a new Apple TV app to its TV & # 39; s earlier this year, Samsung so far has not done the same with HomeKit.

The reasoning is fairly simple, as a hindrance to the consumer: Apple's smart home platform competes directly with Samsung's SmartThings division, which is not a conflict that most other TV makers should be concerned about. So LG adds both from the start. (However, there is no Apple TV app for LG TV & # 39; s yet.)

With AirPlay 2, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac owners can view or listen to content on the TV screen with a tap. HomeKit makes it possible to control LG & # 39; s TV & # 39; s with the Home app or with Siri for "basic TV functions such as power, volume and source." The TV & # 39; s can also be added to scenes or automations that may include other HomeKit accessories.

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