Apple has confirmed that leading television manufacturers are bringing support for AirPlay and HomeKit to their Smart TVs. Here’s what this means for you and how these capabilities, previously requiring an Apple TV, will work on third-party TV hardware.
Vizio has revealed SmartCast 3.0 at CES 2019 today, adding support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies to bring customers features like multi-room audio and casting from iOS/macOS without needing an Apple TV.
Although we continue to hear reports regarding Apple’s work on a full-blown television set, pundits remain skeptical that the project will ever see the light of day. They say the margins are too small, and the demand for internet TVs is too weak for Apple to make a move.
But the latter part of that theory isn’t entirely accurate, according to a new report from media research firm TDG. Their studies show that Smart TV adoption is actually growing rapidly around the world, with 25% of broadband households now owning at least one set…