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Monster 65-inch display dominates dual-station home office [Setups]


A roving laptop station holds an iPad Pro.
A roving laptop station holds and iPad Pro plus Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
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Today’s featured computer setup sports something we don’t see often — multiple stations for different uses. And its colossal 65-inch smart TV, used as a computer display as well as a home theater screen, is pretty unusual, too.

Check it out and peruse the gear list below.

Apple TV app debuts on Vizio SmartCast TVs


Visio SmartCast TVs and Apple TV together at last.
It’s now a breeze to watch Apple TV+ movies and shows on Visio SmartCast TVs.
Photo: Vizio

Vizio SmartCast TVs now supports the Apple TV app. This makes it easier for users of these smart TVs in the US and Canada to watch Apple TV+, the company’s streaming video service.

To sweeten the deal, Apple is offering a free three-month subscription to users of these smart screens.

Apple TV+ coming to more smart televisions later this year


What Apple TV+ needs to be a big player in 2020
What Apple TV+ needs to be a big player in 2020
Photo: Apple

Buried in a press release with nothing from the manufacturers themselves, Apple revealed Wednesday its Apple TV+ app is coming to Sony and Vizio smart televisions “later this year.”

The additions join Samsung, which added the app to some of its TVs in December 2019. LG also announced this week it would be adding the app to its units later this year.

These Vizio smart speakers are affordable Sonos alternatives [Deals]


Vizio Main
These portable speakers sport awesome audio quality and a sleek design perfect for enjoying tunes and shows on the go.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

If you’re on the hunt for a good portable speaker, look no further than this pair from Vizio. Each is a solid, sleek wireless speaker with great features and eye-catching design. Even better, they’re both discounted by more than half, so you can get them for a song.

Vizio TVs start getting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit


Vizio TV with AirPlay 2
Vizio TVs are getting a free software update that will let iPad and iPhone users beam video to them.
Photo: Vizio

Vizio has started updating its recent SmartCast TVs with support for AirPlay 2, allowing users to stream video from their iPhone or other Apple device. And not just new TVs — the list of compatible models stretches back to ones released in 2017.

These devices are also getting HomeKit support, so they can be part of Apple’s home automation system.

Samsung’s first TVs with AirPlay 2 and iTunes are now on sale


Samsung TV
iTunes is now available on some Samsung TVs.
Photo: Samsung

The first wave of AirPlay 2 enabled TVs are already here.

After revealing at CES 2019 that some of its new TVs would ship with an iTunes Store app and AirPlay 2 support, Samsung announced today that its QLED TVs are shipping out now. Sharing video from your iPhone to the big screen just got a whole lot easier.