Apple Shares List of AirPlay 2-Enabled Smart TVs From Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio

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  1. entropys macrumors 6502

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    You do realise that all OLED TV panels in LG, Sony, Panasonic are pretty much made by LG? So if you buy OLED, LG gets money.
    I get your point though.
     
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  4. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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    I agree! Just bought a 2018 LG, other manufacturers are doing it so, it should be possible!
     
  5. m11rphy macrumors 6502

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    Care to explain?
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    Every time I want to watch a movie.
     
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    Does this mean they will add iTunes 4K/HDR streaming to AirPlay 2? If not, I don't see much benefit to this aside from slinging the occasional low-res Youtube video..
     
  9. Abazigal macrumors G3

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    I have third gen Apple TVs set up in my classrooms for airplay mirroring alone, but that’s probably a very niche use case, since I rarely use this feature at home.
     
  10. HiRez macrumors 603

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    If you already have an Apple TV 4K hooked up to your tv, which I assume a lot of people here do, is there any advantage to this?
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Third party devices via HDMI will be faster and more reliable down the line compared to the OS on the TV.
     
  12. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

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    Huh not shocked that they won't bother having it available for LG 2017 models barely a year old my TV and yep a simple Firmware update or it least iTunes being available even if no AirPlay 2 available would still have worked with 2017 models but that is Apple for you making you buy the latest models even if it is not from Apple Ecosystem.
     
  13. liberte1776 macrumors regular

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    Cnet claims 2016 Vizios will also be getting the firmware update in the spring, hope they’re right!
     
  14. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Ya, but aside from the interface on some smart TV's why buy an Apple device if you have an integrated set ? That's why you buy it, for the 'smarts". Unless for looking for Appl-ey and/or specific features not found on particular model, portability, or just plan like the Apple GUI better, there are there options for most.s
     
  15. m11rphy macrumors 6502

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    Guys we need to put the pressure on LG make you feelings felt here https://twitter.com/LGUS/status/1082318564399427586?s=20
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    Guys we need to put the pressure on LG make you feelings felt here https://twitter.com/LGUS/status/1082318564399427586?s=20
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    Great job buddy we need more people to do this
     
  16. mvereecken macrumors newbie

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    Logitech Harmony Companion (with the Harmony Hub)? Very good universal remote.
     
  17. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    Good on Samsung and Vizio for their backwards support. Very not good on LG who craps on us who just purchased a high end TV last summer. I upgrade my TV like every 7 years or so I guess I have some waiting to do
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    Done! Agreed, everyone should get on there, there's already a bunch of dissatisfaction going from the customers. We need to add fuel to the fire :)
     
  18. m11rphy macrumors 6502

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    Good job dude, there is no way that the Alpha 9 processors in the 2018 TVs can't handle airplay2
     
  19. warp9 macrumors member

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    I won't be using this for the same reason I don't use the rest of the smart features. I don't want random companies pilfering my data and building profiles based on what I watch. Vizio was already busted for selling viewing habit data to marketers but I doubt they actually stopped.
     
  20. trschin macrumors newbie

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    You obviously haven’t used a new Samsung TV. I, (like you) used to believe that the Apple TV was the best way to experience youtubeTV but I now have a brand new Samsung TV and the built in interface (as well as their remote) is a thousand times better than the Apple TV. My Apple TV will be relegated to the smaller tv upstairs. This is a smart move by Apple because if they want to promote their services they are coming to the conclusion that Apple TV probably isn’t going to be adopted by the masses. It’s only the hardcore Apple users and that’s not going to be enough.
    I was skeptical but the Samsung built in interface is amazing.
     
  21. ke-iron macrumors 65816

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    This remote is perfect for me because it’s the smallest and doesn’t have unnecessary buttons. Maybe if there were a feature to tell Siri to mute, it would’ve been useful
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    In my household a lot. My girlfriend is Korean and she streams a lot of her shows from her phone or iPad to the tv via AirPlay because there isn’t any other way for her to do it. The majority of shows she watches isn’t available on the networks and apps in the US.
     
  22. simidene macrumors member

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    will this allow users to play only Apple content? Movies, Pictures, Apple Music ? Or will this allow to airplay any Apps that are apple supported? i.e ,Amazon prime, netflix, youtube, mlb, etc...?
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    will this allow users to play only Apple content? Movies, Pictures, Apple Music ? Or will this allow to airplay any Apps that are apple supported? i.e ,Amazon prime, netflix, youtube, mlb, etc...?
     
  23. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    I just bought a 2018 LG TV. (Highish-end one, definitely on par with the 2018 Samsungs that are getting it added, and the immediate predecessor of the 2019 LG models listed.)

    There are 2017 TVs from Vizio on the list, but only 2019 from LG. :(

    I could give up my AppleTV if LG adds this to their 2018 models. One can only hope...
     
  24. josephd macrumors member

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    Same here.
     
  25. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    Does is state anywhere when the iTunes app will actually be available on the TVs?
     

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