LG has revealed that more of their forthcoming 2019 Smart TVs will offer both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality. The 55″ and 65″ LG Nano 9 series (the SM9500 and SM9000) – along with the 49″, 55″, 65″ and 75″ LG Nano 8 series (SM8670 and SM8600) will all be available via LG stores or authorised dealers later this year in the USA. The prices of these line of TVs are not cheap however, ranging from US$799 to US$4,299. Further models and screen sizes will follow in May/June with more LG OLED models to be announced later in 2019. As with any Apple device capable of using AirPlay 2, anyone with one of these new LG TVs and either an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer will be able to send their photos, videos, and music to their LG TV, in much the same way that it works with the Apple TV.
As with other HomeKit devices, HomeKit support will allow users to take control of their LG TVs using the Apple Home app on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Siri voice commands will also be available.
LG was one of a select group of TV manufacturers along with Sony, Vizio, and Samsung, to announce forthcoming support for some of their upcoming, and in some cases current, TVs would gain support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.