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LG to bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its 2018 TVs by Oct

By Ng Chong Seng - on 3 Apr 2020, 9:17am

LG to bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its 2018 TVs by Oct

LG Signature W8PTA OLED TV.

Last year was the first time LG brought AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its TVs — more specifically, all 2019 OLED models, NanoCell 4K models in the SM9 and 8 series, and entry UHD models in the UM 7 and 6 series.

This trend is set to continue for new TVs launched in 2020 and so far we know that all 2020 OLED TVs and 2020 LCD TVs in the NanoCell Nano 9 and 8 series, UHD UN 8 series, and UHD UN 71 and above series will be getting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

Of course, for quite a while now, what many long-time LG TV owners want is for the company to bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its 2018 and earlier models. Via MacRumors, it appears that LG has relented and is now working to bring these features to select 2018 smart TVs.

In an updated support document (info now pulled but I managed to get a screenshot), 2018 LG TVs running WebOS 4.0 that are slated to get the update by October 2020 include 4K LCD TVs in the UK/SK 'Super UHD' series and OLED TVs from the B8 to Z8 series. LG also makes an extra note to say that ‘as per Apple’s policy’, these features won’t come to TVs sold in China, Iran, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela.

Finally, it looks like LG has no plans to bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to 2017 and earlier models.

Source: LG (via MacRumors).

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