LG to bring HomeKit & AirPlay support to selected 2018 TV’s

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LG initially limited its AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its 2019 and newer TV models. Which resulted in over 20,000 people petitioning the company to reconsider. Now it looks like that may have paid off, with LG confirming it will bring HomeKit and Airplay support to selected 2018 TV’s later in the year.

First spotted by MacRumors, a support document which LG updated to show that they plan to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to some of its 2018 smart TVs by October 2020. The models supported appear to be TV’s running WebOS 4.0 and models from the UK/SK and OLED B8-Z8 Series.

Just like the 2019 LG TV’s, users will use AirPlay 2 to stream videos, music, podcasts, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a compatible LG smart TV. HomeKit support will allow users to easily control the TV’s power, volume, source via the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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