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LG changes tune, now claims AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will come to select 2018 TVs

LG changes tune, now claims AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will come to select 2018 TVs

Apparently, LG has changed its mind, as the South Korean company now claims that it will allow AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility on its older TVs.

Despite previous promises to release software updates that support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on older TVs, LG wrote last week on Twitter that it won’t actually bring those Apple features to its 2018 Smart TV models. .

But on Monday, LG UK, through the same Twitter account it uses for corporate communications, said that AirPlay‌ 2 and omeHomeKit‌ will eventually come on its TVs before 2019.

In addition, select LG TVs 2018 that now support the Apple TV application, the company revealed. “Customers around the world can now enjoy the Apple TV app on LG 2018 OLED and Super UHD TVs, following the UHD TV models,” reads the company’s tweet in this case. “LG 2018 TVs will add support for Apple irAirPlay‌ 2 and omeHomeKit‌ later this year,” the tweet continues.

The company has promised to share more details when the features become available.

As MacRumors noted, LG deleted the original tweet claiming that it has canceled plans to bring the features to older TVs. The fact that the original tweet was followed by complaints from dissatisfied TV owners in 2018 could have forced the company to change its position.

That being said, people with a 2018 TV, such as the LG SK and UK models, as well as the OLED B8 to Z8 models, will receive support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year.

LG, in April 2020, reiterated its previous assurance of providing software support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on its select TVs manufactured in 2018. Support for Apple features was initially promised to arrive through a software update that was due to arrive. until October this year.