After unveiling the features earlier this year at CES, LG has announced beginning tomorrow, July 25th, it will roll out Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its existing line of 2019 OLED, NanoCell, and UHD TVs with ThinQ. The tech will make LG among the first companies to support Apple’s methods of wirelessly casting content and controlling smart home appliances. For reference, Samsung released AirPlay 2 compatibility to its TVs earlier this year alongside an official iTunes app. However, it doesn’t include HomeKit support.
Notably, LG isn’t including its 2018 lineup of TVs with the AirPlay 2 and HomeKit rollout. Unless it’s a hardware thing which I really don’t think it is, I couldn’t tell you why the company isn’t including the features on televisions that were brand-new as recently as last year. A certain associate of mine will be particularly disappointed with today’s announcement.
To take advantage of the new Apple user-centric features on your LG TV, you’ll need to download the firmware update beginning tomorrow by going to the Settings app on your television.