LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will hit store shelves in April. The OLED models, like others in the LG 2019 television lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, beginning later this year.
LG OLED TVs this year will support Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit for easy streaming of video and audio content and connectivity to Apple’s smart home products. New in 2019, LG OLED TVs add Amazon Alexa support to complement the Google Assistant which is already built-in, making LG the only TV brand to provide support for both leading voice assistant platforms without the need for additional hardware.* All 2019 LG OLED TVs include the LG Magic Remote which enables you to access both voice assistant platforms and control compatible smart home devices using just your voice.
The 65-inch E9 and C9 models will be the first to hit shelves, while additional models and screen sizes arriving in the May/June timeframe. LG will announce other OLED models later this year. LG’s 2019 lineup will include screen sizes ranging from 55-inches to 77-inches.
Using AirPlay 2, LG TV owners with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac will be able to beam photos, videos, and music to their LG set, much like how it all works currently with the Apple TV.
HomeKit support will allow users to control their sets using the Home app on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac. They will also be able to use Siri voice commands.
LG, along with Sony, Vizio, and Samsung announced at CES earlier this year that selected TV sets in their lineups would gain support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. No specific dates have been announce by the television manufacturers or Apple as to when the feature would be available via a downloadable upgrade.