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Published on January 9th, 2019 | by Brad Gibson

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Apple shares a list of AirPlay 2–enabled TVs

Apple has published a complete list of the newly announced television sets from major manufacturers that feature built-in support for the company’s proprietary AirPlay 2 media-streaming technology and its connected-home software, HomeKit.

AirPlay 2–enabled TVs

LG

  • LG OLED (2019)
  • LG NanoCell SM9X series (2019)
  • LG NanoCell SM8X series (2019)
  • LG UHD UM7X series (2019)

Samsung

  • Samsung QLED Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 8 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 7 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 6 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 5 Series (2019 and 2018)
  • Samsung 4 Series (2019 and 2018)

Sony

  • Sony Z9G Series (2019)
  • Sony A9G Series (2019)
  • Sony X950G Series (2019)
  • Sony X850G Series (2019 85, 75, 65 and 55-inch models)

Vizio

  • Vizio P-Series Quantum (2019 and 2018)
  • Vizio P-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio M-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio E-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio D-series (2019, 2018 and 2017)

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 on your TV

Already manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung, Vizio, and LG have announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the vast majority of their 2019 models will feature HomeKit and AirPlay 2 integration, with select 2018 models picking up support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit via firmware upgrades.

AirPlay 2 support allows users to send photos, videos and music – including their iTunes or Apple Music songs and streaming videos from third-party apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video – to their TVs.

Using the AirPlay controls in apps, on the Lock screen and in Control Center, customers can adjust playback and volume of their TV. With limited Siri support, they can ask for a specific show to be played on a specific television.

AirPlay 2 allow for mixing of AirPlay 2 devices. For instance, users can create multi-room audio, playing music simultaneously through a Smart TV and AirPlay-enabled speakers in the room, with AirPlay 2 synchronizing both channels.

With Home app, customers can identify their television, turn it on and off remotely, or add the device via HomeKit and control it through voice command.

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About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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