LG has announced via tweet that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit updates should begin rolling out within a week. LG TV owners, more specifically those that have 2019 models can start taking full advantage of the features when they come out.
Do note that you’ll have to have iOS 12.4 to maximize the HomeKit and AirPlay 2 features when they go live. Also, to make this work you will need a 2019-released LG TV, where the cheapest option is the C9 TV for $1,800.
Homekit is releasing in 1 week. Users require iOS 12.4 update to do Airplay2.
— LG Australia (@LG_Australia) July 23, 2019
LG was one of the first to announce AirPlay 2 support, but Samsung beat them to it on the updates. Vizio, another TV manufacturer is beta testing both HomeKit and AirPlay 2, which can prove to be the more budget-friendly option for those who want to experience TV integration.
With HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support, smart TVs can be controlled within the iOS environment via the Home app and unlock features such as the multi-room HomePod experience, for example.