LG took the wraps off a dozen large-screen TVs on Thursday, all of which support Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit so they can be integrated into an iPhone-controlled smart home. Screen sizes for these 2020 TVs range from 49 inches all the way up to 86 inches.
All the models unveiled today use LG’s NanoCell technology so they include “a layer of one-nanometer sized particles that filter out impurities resulting in natural, lifelike color, which remain more accurate, even at wide viewing angles,” according to their maker.
The top-of-the-line 2020 NanoCell model is an 86-inch Nano90 with an 4K resolution. It’s available now for $3,299. But LG is also prepping a 75-inch Nano99 with an 8K resolution. It will set buyers back $4,999 when released in May.
On the opposite end of the scale is the 55-inch LG Nano81 that will debut in May for $599.
LG 2020 TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
All these products use LG’s ThinQ AI platform, which includes support for AirPlay2 and HomeKit.
AirPlay 2 means that TV owners can stream content from their iPhone, iPad and Mac straight to these sets. This could include movies and shows, podcasts, Apple Music or just collections of photos. Meanwhile, HomeKit allows users to control television functions such as power, volume, and source via voice or iPhone app.
These 2020 TVs also have Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in.
LG’s NanoCell models aren‘t the only ones with Apple home-automation capabilities. This company has been adding Apple technologies to its offerings since 2019. It’s even working on retrofitting some of its 2018 smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.