As published in September, LG has finally made the Apple TV app available for its 2018 OELD smart TVs as the app was only available for the 2019 and 2020 LG OLED TV models. However, features like the AirPlay 2 and HomeKit remain unavailable as the company promises official releases later this year – which is finally happening now.
According to McMurray, multiple readers have successfully enabled both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on their LG 2018 TV this Monday. These features are being processed in stages, so there doesn’t seem to be a way to wait for new options to appear on TV as well as force the update.
AirPlay 2 lets users stream songs, videos, and more from an iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device directly to an LG TV without an Apple TV. As a homekit, it allows users to control the TV via the home app or Siri – with the option to turn the TV on and off or change its volume.
Due to performance concerns, the company initially promised to supply AirPlay 2 and HomeKit and new TVs for 2019, but the company has changed its attitude and decided to launch a software update with Apple’s features for the 2018 model. Other companies like Samsung, VGO and Sony offer Apple TV, AirPlay 2, and HomeKit on their smart TVs.
If you have a TV that is not officially supported by Apple, you can try Roku or Fire TV devices to get the Apple TV app – even though these devices don’t have AirPlay.
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