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Josef Kohn

Add AirPlay2 Support to WebOS

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Please add Apple Airplay 2 Support to WebOS back to 2018/2017 models (where HW allows to). 

For audio steaming to Apple HomePods this is essential; although I‘m mostly using AppleTV with my LG OLED TV, for other apps or live TV I can‘t get the HomePods to use. 

I‘ve seen this request in various forums but not here in the WishList - hence this post: it‘s fair to say that there is legitimate and popular demand. 

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