VIZIO announced today that it is starting to rollout AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its VIZIO SmartCast TVs. The new features will be included in an over-the-air update to VIZIO SmartCast 3.0, the latest version of its smart TV experience.
AirPlay 2 allows Apple device users to play videos, music, photos and more directly from their iPhone, iPad and Mac to SmartCast TVs. Apple’s secure smart home platform HomeKit is also supported, allowing customers to control their SmartCast TVs using the Home app or by asking Siri.
These new enhancements are beginning to roll out now and will continue rolling out over the coming months to new and existing SmartCast TVs dating back to 2016.
“SmartCast 3.0 is full of added value for VIZIO customers. With both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, users can now share movies, TV shows, music and more from their favorite apps, including the Apple TV app, directly to SmartCast TVs, and enable TV controls through the Home app and Siri,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “We are thrilled to offer an even more compelling value proposition to our users with a smart TV experience that supports all three major voice assistants. This broad range of compatibility enables VIZIO SmartCast to seamlessly integrate into any household with Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa – giving users more ways to sit back and enjoy the entertainment they love.”
More information surrounding VIZIO SmartCast support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit is available at VIZIO.com/apple.