LG brings back HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for its 2018 TVs


LG announces that it will continue to bring HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support on select 2018 TVs.


The Apple TV app has seen integration in several TV sets that were made in 2018. In line with this, the company mentioned that HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will be introduced later this year. LG did a 360-degree as prior to the statement they said that 2018 TVs will no longer be supported.

The timeline to add the features to LG smart TV is set to be by October of 2020, with models SK and UK for LEDs and B8 to Z8 models for OLED units.

LG’s ‘no support’ tweet caused several complaints on 2018 LG TV owners. The new announcement promotes the Super UHD and 2018 OLED TVs and how it has Apple TV, which coincides with Apple rolling out the Apple TV app.

AirPlay 2 is a feature that streams content from Apple devices to TV and speakers, while HomeKit allows for controlling smart home appliances via Apple devices.

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Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.