LG’s new smart TVs will receive support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in the middle of the year

LG announced at CES in January that its latest lineup of Smart TV sets for 2019 would feature support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies. The South Korean company yesterday confirmed that support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit control will be arriving to its new models via a software update scheduled to release around the middle of the year.

The advanced OLED and NanoCell TVs feature a wider range of screen sizes varying from 49 to 86 inches and sport deep learning technology which powers upgraded HDR Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos sound via LG’s second-generation Alpha 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor.

The press release states:

New LG TVs will receive an upgrade mid-year to support Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit for easy streaming of video and audio content and connectivity to Apple’s smart home products

Support for Amazon’s Alexa assistant is coming to 2019 LG TV sets via another firmware update (Google Assistant is included out of the box).

Support for Amazon Alexa is coming to 2019 LG TVs via a firmware update.

These new TVs are releasing later this month in South Korea and the United States, with Asia, Europe and South America to follow soon thereafter.

2019 TVs from LG feature enhanced artificial intelligence:

The Alpha 9 Gen 2 chip also fine-tunes audio according to content type, making movie and TV dialogue easier to understand and delivering crisp, clear vocals in songs. While the AI can adjust audio settings to ideal levels based on the environment, users can also make manual adjustments if they wish.

The NanoCell range for 2019 comprises fourteen AI-powered models. Other models in LG’s 2019 lineup include an 8K OLED television and a rollable Signature OLED TV.