AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is headed to some of LG’s 2018 smart TVs by October, updated support documents read. This includes LCD models with SK and UK in the name, alongside OLED models with B8 through Z8 in their names.
AirPlay 2 means that TV owners can stream content from their iPhone, iPad and Mac straight to their TV sets. This could include movies and TV shows, podcasts, Apple Music, or just collections of photos. Meanwhile, HomeKit integration means that users can add their LG TV to control television functions such as power, volume, and source via voice or app.
You can also add your LG TV to scenes or automations along with other HomeKit accessories.
2018 and later: Bringing AirPlay to LG televisions
LG initially added support for its 2019-era AI TV lineup in July 2019. This included its 2019 LG OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI capability. However, it has now expanded this to cover slightly older televisions as well. LG’s 2018 TVs are set to gain access to Apple’s TV app later this year as well.
It’s not clear exactly when the firmware update will take place. But LG says it will happen by October. The only markets that will not get the update include China, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela.