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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 8, 2019.
I think Vizio is not available in uk
So what price point are we looking at for LG OLEDs? For the E9 I'm guessing $3,500 for 55" and $4,500 for the 65"
Yep the apps always work great year one in Smart TVs but year 2 gets rough and by year 3 I won’t even try.
Apple with AirPlay 2, HomeKit and iTunes support is following their CarPlay model. I’ve had CarPlay for 3.5 years and it gets better daily while the built in navigation system is trash.
This is a smart move because CarPlay is amazing which IMO this is CarPlay for the TV.
NU is the product year 2018. Each year the model number advances by one. E.g. - 2017 was M*. The first number is the series.
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This is great for future tv purchases but for the love of god, why can't I talk to Siri to control my Apple TV???
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Have you actually tried those apps on a modern tv? I have a year old tv that runs Netflix instantly, no different than Apple TV.
Or maybe even this year. I bought a new-model Samsung in early 2017, expecting it to, at least eventually, have a native DirecTV Now app, which was touted at its release (in December, 2016). It's finally coming now, but not for my TV.
Back to topic I bought a $30 dongle that allows me to Airplay to my TV. And then there is the Apple TV.
Haven't had a TV for 15 years.
Kudos to Vizio for supporting older models from 2017!
This is great for business presentations. You just need a TV and iPhone and that's it!
Good point. The tvOS YouTube app on Apple TV is now the exact same on tvOS as it is on Samsung TVs. It shouldn't be, due to conflicting UI behavior with tvOS... but there it is.
Want a medal or something?
I assume you don't have kids. Especially teenager kids. Air-playing their favorite Youtube videos is a VERY common thing for them to do. (at least for my kids)
I'm very excited that my Samsung TV will get this. But it will also mean that I probably won't be upgrading my Apple TV to the 4k version. (which I had planned to do soon)
I think it will include the 2016 Vizio P Series. Like you said it's the exact same SmartCast software. I signed up for the beta, hopefully it's installed via USB so I can try it on my 2016 P series as well.
Very disappointed to see Philips TVs missing from this list. I was ready to buy Philips Ambilight ~65" 4K TV as soon as 2019 models arrived. Compared to 2018 models I was hoping for HDMI 2.1 and high frame rate support, but now I also really want that AirPlay2 and HomeKit... :/
Sigh, no TCL
My 2017 SONY XBR-A1E is Alexa voice control enabled. I really wish they would bring HomeKit via a software update to this older model. If Vizio can update 2017 models, why can't Sony? Didn't Sony buy Vizio?
Actually a medal would be nice. I would look at it as a proof that I didn’t waste my life on mostly pointless “content” consumption. As a positive side effect I don’t have to whine that Apple products are too expensive.
I have a Vizio M-Series 2018. I've never heard anyone refer to it is a "TV" before, lol. Maybe the rest are TVs, but my Vizio certainly isn't. It's more of a display. No tuner, no cable TV input. Very clever concept.
This is a HUGE deal! I love this! iTunes integrated into Samsung's TV lineup is an awesome collaboration. It's great to see Apple moving back to pro-consumer strategies again! I hope they've learned that their anti-consumer nonsense over the last few years has only been negative for their company. Let's see USB-C on the iPhone next!
Modern TV's like LG and Samsung run apps well, as good as ATV (or better I would argue).
What I don't get is how Apple will benefit from having its original programming playing on Samsung and LG TV's.
I also hope Apple calls their streaming platform something else -- iTunes sounds like a music service.
The Vizio models currently do Chromecast which in some apps will let you send video to the TV (such as YouTube or Facebook). Airplay-2 is for mirroring your screen, sending video, and sending audio, with much less latency, and allows support for multi-room audio, meaning that if you had multiple TVs, you could send audio from your phone to all at the same time.
I have a 4K ATV attached to a 2017 Vizio M-series.
The HomeKit support will still be handy for including "TV on" and "TV off" in HomeKit scenes. I could, for instance, add my TV to a scene I have that triggers "when the last person leaves home" so we don't have to worry that we forgot to turn it off if we left home suddenly. Or the scene I have that dims the lights for TV watching can also include "TV on" and "Apple TV on".
Right now, it's set to go to sleep after a set time with no signal, so this'll just be an extra layer of 'being sure'.
Tried watching Black Mirror interactive on Netflix?
Sweet my 2017 Vizio TV is on the list. Already have a ATV 4k plugged in, but this is still cool to see. I will probably continue to use cast over airplay though.
I have an E Series that I bought in 2017. They updated it with HDR a couple months after I bought it and now airplay 2 is coming. I've been very impressed with the continued support from Vizio. they are on the cheaper end of the spectrum but still support their stuff well.