Quantcast
Jump to content

LG's new TVs will support Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit


Recommended Posts

There’s a trend here. After Samsung and Vizio, LG is also adding support for Apple’s ecosystem to its TV operating system webOS. Specifically, people who buy an LG  TV in 2019 should be able to share content to their TVs using AirPlay 2. TVs will also be compatible with HomeKit, letting you create custom scenarios and control your TV using Siri.

“Many of our customers may also happen to have Apple  devices,” Senior Director of Home Entertainment Product Marketing Tim Alessi said during the company’s CES press conference. “LG has been working with Apple as well to create a streamlined user experience. So I’m very pleased to announce today that we’re adding Apple AirPlay to our 2019 TVs.”

image.png

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you can send video content to your TV using the AirPlay icon in your favorite video app. You can also mirror your display in case you want to show some non-video content.

2019 LG TVs also support AirPlay audio, which means that you can send music and podcasts on your TV, pair your TV with other AirPlay 2-compatible speakers.

New LG TVs also support HomeKit. It means that you can add your TV to the Home app on your iOS device and Mac. After that, you can control basic TV features from the Home app. You can also assign Siri keywords so that you can manage your TV using Siri on your iOS device or HomePod.

HomeKit support lets you create custom actions. For instance, you can say “Hey Siri, turn on the TV” and have Siri turn on the TV and dim your Philips Hue lights.

Unlike Samsung, LG didn’t announce an iTunes app. So you can’t rent or buy movies and TV shows straight from your TV. Buying something from your phone and then using AirPlay is still a bit clunky.

LG also said that 2019 TVs come with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support. But this is less surprising as you can find hundreds of devices that support those voice assistants.

Finally, the company is adding a home dashboard to control a wide variety of home devices from your TV. Details are still thin on this feature. It’s unclear whether LG will roll out some of all of these software features to old TVs.

Watching all TV manufacturers add AirPlay and HomeKit support one by one reminds me of the year TV manufacturers all announced native Netflix apps for their TV. It’s clear that Apple is following in Netflix’s footsteps and opening up. Apple has been working on a subscription-based streaming service for months. And the company wants to support as many devices as possible.

CES 2019 LG Press Conference

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi, don’t get me wrong, I like Lg stuff. The thing I hate though is when corp decision are to make obsolete previous, expensive and premium devices, in my case an oled65b7 that I paid 3k$ a year ago. Last week CES show, Samsung and other brands stand for airplay 2 on 2016,17 and 18 backward. I would not renew this tv for a lack of support, but come on, when time will come  adding or for renew, beleave me I will remember this. Please reconsider this short strategy view. I might not be the only one: 

link hidden, please login to view

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Sly Solo said:

Hi, don’t get me wrong, I like Lg stuff. The thing I hate though is when corp decision are to make obsolete previous, expensive and premium devices, in my case an oled65b7 that I paid 3k$ a year ago. Last week CES show, Samsung and other brands stand for airplay 2 on 2016,17 and 18 backward. I would not renew this tv for a lack of support, but come on, when time will come  adding or for renew, beleave me I will remember this. Please reconsider this short strategy view. I might not be the only one: 

link hidden, please login to view

As the owner of a 2016 LG TV I will quite happily sign the petition if you can show me proof that the previous generations of TVs will actually be capable of doing the job.  Just saying it can be added via a firmware update does not make it true that the hardware can actually do the job.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Sly Solo said:

Lg should answer this question.  Why not if other brands will.

LG won’t answer the question, they will ignore and hope it goes away the same as with all the twitter posts they won’t respond to. I’m on my 3rd LG OLED and truly beloved they were a better company than Samsung. Turns out I was wrong, safe to say my C8 will be my last LG 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

Yea they would add to newer tvs and not ones from 2017 and 2018 because they want us to buy another tv when we just bought one and to find out the expensive 800 tv u just bought doesnt even allow u to add hbo or do other things like most tvs already do but LG figured they would make people spend alot of money on a tv that cant do what they want then instead of adding it to an update for all tvs they only add to the new so people would have to buy another tv but unfortunately alot of us single disabled parents cant afford to buy Multiple tvs. Yall need to update all the newer tvs from 2017 till now and actually make them do what they claim. If i knew this tv wouldn't do most things i needed u wouldn't have bought it but no they advertise lies to sell their products   .. time to throw away lg and go back to an android tv so i can get the options i actually need 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
  • 10 months later...

Interesting to note the date on this announcement, which indicates that support for apple mirroring in WebOS is only about a year old.  This may explain why connecting an iPhone to a latest-model LGTV (running latest s/w) is a bit hit and miss - and why there are no diagnostics on the TV to control the process (eg whether the TV has received any kind of signal from the phone).  Problems include: sometimes phone just hangs and nothing happens;  sometimes it shows as connecting but doesn't connect; TV volume goes up to 99 after connecting or disconnecting. I have been given a tip by (v helpful) LG support to use wifi only and not LAN cable.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By senecan
      Seeing this error when accessing the content store.
      Long story short, I'm able to watch netflix and various other streaming services but Disney+ went "weird" recently and would allow me to navigate to various shows but then always encounters a "problem".  I noticed Disney+ has a new app update on various Android devices I own so I figured it might need an update on my LG OLED 55E6V  too.  But the content store has been temporarily unavailable for 24 hours now.
      It's the first time I'm seeing this - anyone else? 
      I updated my email-based LG account and consented to some new terms and conditions in the hope it would make a difference but now I feel like I was mugged into that, all for nothing.  Meantime... no Disney+ and no way to check my LG WebOS apps are up to date (strongly suspect there might be a new Disney+ app).  The "Account Management" option on my TV results in a black screen and this just feels like things are unravelling.
      I have firmware 05.60.15 and no updates are available. 
    • By boggy
      I have LG TV UF6800. TV is working well. The youtube app had worked well until a couple month ago. The yoyube hangs very often after playing advertisement. It also hangs after playing a long video (around 30 min). By "hangs" I mean it is still there, showing the youtube UI, but we cannot play any video. Just black, staying there forever.
      I am using wired network on the TV. 
      I tried updating app, nothing. I googled and tried unpluging power while watching...., no help. BTW the youtube (with the same user) works well on PC and iPad.
      If you think this is not LG's problem, please advise to whom I should contact.
      Bogang Tian
    • By Shivaraman Balu
      Below are the details of my model and OS information.  With this version, there is no support for Sony LIV and voot app. It will be beneficial if such apps are also provided. 
       
      Model
      32LJ616D-TA
      Programmes
      Device Name
      [LG] webOS TV LJ616D
      webOS TV Version
      3.9.0-63004 (dreadlocks2-dudhwa)
    • By News Reporter
      Named ‘Fitness Candy,’ New Company to Deliver Platform Providing Content,
      Services and Products for a Fitter, Healthier Life at Home

      SEOUL, June 30, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) and SM Entertainment (SM), a leading entertainment group in South Korea, have launched Fitness Candy, a joint venture that will bring F.U.N – an acronym for First, Unique and New – user experiences to the fast-growing home fitness segment. LG and SM hold a 51 and 49 percent stake, respectively, in the company.
      At the official launch ceremony of Fitness Candy, held today in Seoul, Korea, both partners shared their vision for delivering new and differentiated home fitness experiences. Combining their expertise in innovative consumer technology and cutting-edge entertainment, LG and SM aim to create a comprehensive lifestyle platform – complete with content, services and related products – to help people address their health and fitness needs at home.
      LG will develop, operate and manage service platforms for Fitness Candy. As a global leader in user-friendly software and hardware solutions integrating advanced AI and data analysis capabilities, it will also be designing a new generation of home fitness devices prioritizing convenience, ease-of-use and F.U.N customer experiences. SM, which boasts a wide global fandom based on its diverse roster of talents, will contribute world-class content to encourage and challenge users of all fitness levels.
      Planning and producing home fitness-related content and devices, Fitness Candy will operate via a subscription service-based app. Set to be released in September, the app will be available for installation in various operating systems and devices such as smartphones and smart TVs, providing interactive, personalized services that collect data from smart bands, cameras and exercise devices.
      Fitness Candy provides content in six categories: strength training, core strengthening, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), dance, stretching and meditation. Content in each category will run for 10 to 40 minutes and will be updated weekly.
      In close collaboration with SM, Fitness Candy is focused on creating content, not only limited to home fitness, that users can easily watch and enjoy. Encompassed by its slogan “Beyond Fitness, Sweet Life,” the company plans to secure a wealth of content such as sports, variety shows and documentaries, as well as content that helps with healthy diets, rehabilitation and stress relief.
      The Fitness Candy platform will enable users to access a wide range of interactive fitness content featuring popular Korean celebrities, such as Fitness Candy ambassador and model , dancer , and actress . Various South Korean athletes, including triathlete , Taekwondo Olympic medalist , short track speed skater and former rugby player , actively participated in the content creation process, enabling the company to provide even more professional and entertaining content to users.
      The company aims to introduce a variety of new devices that can be linked to its app, allowing users to enjoy content more effectively. One of them is a device that can recognize and track users’ movements thanks to the inclusion of LG’s AI camera and IoT platform. Connecting wirelessly to the user’s TV, the device allows for two-way communication, creating the ideal setup for virtual one-on-one coaching sessions and for participating in live-streamed exercise classes.
      Fully utilizing LG’s innovative technologies such as AI, big data, motors and displays, the company also plans to develop products such as muscle strengthening devices, indoor bicycles and smart bands.
      “We will transform LG’s business paradigm from function-oriented home appliances into a customer experience-oriented company, transforming into a company that provides smart life solutions to deliver the best customer experience,” said William Cho, CEO of LG Electronics. “Through Fitness Candy, LG’s innovative technology and SM’s content creating capabilities will converge to create differentiated smart life solutions that provide never-before-seen customer experiences.”
      “The coming together of LG’s innovative technology and SM’s music, dance and various content that have paved the way for the future of K-pop is a great opportunity for the two companies to contribute to the global fitness and healthcare industry,” said Lee Sung-su, co-CEO of SM Entertainment. “Fitness Candy is a digital fitness content project that goes beyond simple diet experiences and, rather, empowers users to rediscover healthy fitness habits.”
      # # #

      link hidden, please login to view
    • By Dhineshwar
      MX player and jio cinema are commonly used Android apps which offers many free to watch movies. It would be great if that two added in the lg store. Hope it'll be added soon
  • Similar Tagged Content

×
×
  • Create New...