Korean consumer electronics maker LG confirmed today that it will be rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility to some of its models manufactured in 2018 via a software update that should release by October of this year, keeping true to its earlier promise.
According to a new support document on LG’s website, discovered Thursday morning by MacRumors, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is indeed coming to LG’s LCD-based televisions with “SK” or “UK” in the name, as well as OLED models with “B8” through “Z8” in the name.
“AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will be rolled out with a software update in most countries, with exceptions being China, Iran, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela,” the report added.
That’s a notable change from LG’s earlier stance that it won’t bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to models manufactured before 2019 as it couldn’t guarantee a “seamless user experience”.
Here’s a recent video project by iDownloadBlog reader Niles Mitchell who has managed to connect his LG Smart TV to a floppy drive and original Macintosh keyboard and mouse.
AirPlay 2 allows owners of supported LG TV sets to beam media from their iPhone, iPad or Mac without needing an Apple TV set-top box. And with HomeKit support, LG customers can control their smart home devices with Siri or in the Home app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.