20 July 2019
Looks like Apple is making sure that it grabs the maximum headlines without even attending the CES. Earlier it was Samsung which announced a partnership with Apple to bring in iTunes and AirPlay 2 to their Smart LED TVs. Now it’s the turn of another South Korean technology brand LG to announce its partnership with Apple.
LG will now include AirPlay 2 in its 2019 LED TVs letting users with iOS or Mac devices wirelessly cast music, videos, and Images to their LG LED TVs. LG TVs will also support Apple HomeKit apart from AirPlay 2.
Apple, which has invested over $1 billion in original shows and movies is reportedly doing the groundwork for its upcoming streaming service, due to launch in 2019. Officials from Apple stated, “With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, you can use Siri on your iPhone to send a video to your TV. Better yet, ask Siri to play a specific show in a specific room.”
LG quoted, “Users can use their normal voice to get things done with Amazon Alexa, a new addition to LG’s AI TV lineup in 2019, as is support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. With support for AirPlay 2, users can easily play videos from iTunes and other video apps, music, photos and directly from their Apple devices to their LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R. With Apple HomeKit support, customers will be able to control their LG TV using the Home app or by asking Siri.”