How AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV App Work on a Samsung TV

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  1. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

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    Strange response to Apple abusing its market power...
     
  2. daveedjackson macrumors member

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    an actual model list would be most helpful. I have a Samsung TV but can't remember what year I bought it. Also surely any Samsung Smart TV with the latest version of the Hub can support Apple TV, and could easily roll out an app for it?
     
  3. obiwan macrumors 6502

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    This is an interesting development for sure.

    It didn't say in the article (or video for that matter) whether these Samsung TVs support Apple's Homekit (I assume not as it said other manufactures would be realising models that support Homekit later in the year). I need to upgrade my current AppleTV to the version ATV3 or the 4K model, as I need one to act as a Homekit hub for my smart devices. - If these Samsung TVs support this feature out of the box, I may be inclined to opt for one of those instead - as I'm in the market for a new TV.

    The other thing not mentioned is how the remote works. - Didn't Apple make a big deal about the newly designed Apple remote, that improves the user experience when accessing TV content, and the built in Siri voice commands? - How is this all supposed to work on a Samsung TV remote without a 'ask Siri' button? Surely it's dumbing down the whole Apple user experience?
     
  4. Chris The Bipolarbear, May 17, 2019
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    Just spoke to Samsung Support in UK the availability is not just by model number its also by country as they use different manufactures in different countries
    in the uk the only model that seems to have it is the RU7400 series. There may be others.
     
  5. obiwan macrumors 6502

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    EDIT: Ok I must have missed this bit:

     
  6. ROGmaster macrumors 6502a

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    LoL, what information?
     
  7. ksec macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone knows?
     
  8. uptownjimmy macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Our 7 series updated, but not our 6 series.
     
  9. poe diddley macrumors regular

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    this. is. gold.
    we can only dream that someone will do this eventually
     
  10. Kevtech1 macrumors member

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    Will the App support 4K? This is awesome news. Saves me a lot of money and won’t have to buy a new Apple TV!
     
  11. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    I agree. Mixing paid third party content or channels in with the regular app makes for a bad experience. I basically want a clean tv app for apple tv. No channels. No "recommendations".
     
  12. alexandr macrumors 6502a

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    ok, maybe it's my personal approach speaking. i never saw any reason to get the atv, and now there is even less.
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    ok, i'll try to not be a fool, daddy.
     
  13. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    I'm not holding my breath - the entire point of it is to get us to buy stuff from Apple. Same as iTunes for Windows PCs - a way to suck more money out of people.
     
  14. BlandUsername macrumors regular

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    Nope, have 2 of those "smart TV's" not interested in anyway in having my TV run what my apple tv does. I can take my apple tv with me anywhere I want to go, Can't easily take a TV anywhere.
     
  15. BuffaloTF macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn’t look like anyone answered amidst the debate...

    Perhaps less important with a Samsung TV given the breadth of their available alternatives... but the Apps themselves plus Siri control. I think it’s as straight forward as that.
     
  16. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    For most people, I'd imagine the apps are the mark or break thing for it. For my own uses, as long as YoutubeTV, Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO were available I'd be fine. This announcement is very timely as I'm debating about picking up a new TV and moving the current one up into a loft.
     
  17. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

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    LMAO. No one is phasing it out. The TV App is now software as a service, and will be accessible by a lot more people.

    The Apple TV has been the centerpiece of Apple customer's entertainment centers for years. It isn't getting "phased out" any more than iPhone is getting "phased out" by making Apple Music available on Android.
     
  18. maxw97 macrumors newbie

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    Is the update limited to certain regions? I'm in China (where the Apple TV box Is not available for purchase) and I'm not seeing the update on my 2018 Samsung 8 series TV.
     
  19. blaow, May 17, 2019
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    Works great on a samsung tv 2018 7-th serries. Tested with mirroring iphone and macbook. BUT one thing annoys me - the tv uses wrong color profile, so everthing is a bit oversaturated. I used to fix that when connecting with HDMI by selecting Display P3 on the color profiles tab in display settings in macos. By default is something like hd.709 (not sure). The problem is when i connect over airplay I can't change the color profile. It's the same when connecting iphone...
     
  20. Just sayin... macrumors member

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    I’ve got a 2018 Samsung QN55Q65F (55” Costco Special 65-series) tv which, until last night, was supplied content via a Roku Ultra. After the most recent update and my testing last night, I’ve disconnected my Roku (and relocated it to the guest bedroom TV) and am content to just use the Samsung + Apple TV functionality. This thing works perfectly. And, for the single streaming app that doesn’t work, I can perfectly cast it from my iPhone XS to the TV. Very happy to eliminate another box and remote control from my setup. This is one of the few times that a vendor has pushed a patch that improves already-delivered product, vs. forcing you to buy a new product. Thanks to both Samsung and Apple for this.
     
  21. dv8or macrumors newbie

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    Anyone tried hooking homepods up to a Samsung TV? Is that even possible with airplay. I have 2 homepods connected to my apple tv and a Panasonic TV and would love them to work with a native app on a new TV...
     
  22. alexandr macrumors 6502a

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    well then for your/their sake i'm glad they are NOT phasing out the atv)
     
  23. paisar macrumors newbie

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    My 8-series updated some time this week on either Wednesday or Thursday morning. The TV app works fine, but the Airplay function is strange. When I airplay to the TV it will not push the audio to my surround sound system. I think it has something to do with my setup but I don't know a way around it. Maybe I need an optical audio cable from my TV back to the AVR? (everything like the cable box and Apple TV plugs into the AVR and then an HDMI goes from the AVR to the TV).

    FYI...Airplay to the Apple TV works fine.
     
  24. ksec macrumors 6502a

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    The Apps themselves as in Youtube? Bloomberg those kind of things? And I will have to access them via Samsung 's / Android Apps ( Assuming they are available ? )

    I can live without Siri, I haven't find anything useful from it yet. ( On Apple TV )
     
  25. alexandr macrumors 6502a

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    god, what's with comparing the atv to the iphone?! an iphone is a standalone device, while the atv is useless without a tv.
     

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