Along with Samsung and Vizio, LG introduced earlier this 12 months that it will add help for Apple's ecosystem to its TV working system. Based on a tweet from LG's Australian account, the replace to WebOS, which provides help for HomeKit and AirPlay 2, might be launched subsequent week.
Homekit is on the market in per week. Customers want the iOS 12.four replace to make Airplay2.
– LG Australia (@LG_Australia) July 23, 2019
When you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you may ship video content material to your TV utilizing the AirPlay icon of your favourite video software. Sadly, some apps restrict the usage of AirPlay. It will mean you can stream YouTube or Amazon Prime Video content material, however not Netflix broadcasts, for instance.
AirPlay can be helpful if you wish to show photographs on the large display screen. And you may as well match your display screen to a TV if you wish to use an LG TV in your PowerPoint presentation in your workplace.
LG TVs also needs to help AirPlay audio, which suggests you may ship audio to a number of AirPlay 2 units without delay (together with your LG TV) and handle your setup multi-speakers out of your iOS gadget.
Concerning HomeKit help, you may add your TV to the House app and switch it on and off from there. In fact, this implies you can create an automation to show off the TV whenever you go away your house or flip it on whenever you open the Hulu app in your iPad.
With HomeKit help, you may as well create customized actions. For instance, you may say "Hey Siri, activate the TV" and ask Siri to activate the TV and dim the lights of your Philips Hue glasses. You too can management the HDMI enter out of your Apple units.
Sadly, LG mentioned that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit help would solely be added to the 2019 good TVs. Let's see if this restrict continues to be legitimate when the corporate deploys its software program replace.