LG retraces its steps again: the smart TVs of 2018 will receive support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in the course of 2020. The news comes a few days after a previous communication from the South Korean house, where – on the contrary – the intention of no longer update pre-2019 models.
Both information – both from last Thursday and today – come from the official Twitter page of LG UK which, in the last few days, has been literally stormed by the owners of the 2018 TVs furious about this sudden change of program. Recall that originally LG had not promised any updates for the models produced before 2019, only to change his mind at a later time. Today we are at the fourth step of this story and we hope it will also be the last.
Customers worldwide can now enjoy the Apple TV app on LG 2018 OLED and Super UHD TVs, with UHD TV models to follow. LG's 2018 TVs will add support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year, and more details will be shared when these features become available
– LG UK (@LGUK) September 7, 2020
The new communication does not provide different timelines from those that emerged in the past, so the update will be distributed by the end of the year. Today's news, however, concerns the arrival of the Apple TV application on LG's OLED and SuperHD TVs in the 2018 range; the app will also arrive later on UHD models.
In short, this unpleasant story seems to have reached a positive ending. Some speculate that the message published last Thursday by LG channels was a simple mistake, however the references to the landing of AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on the 2018 models had also been removed from the official website. On the other hand, it is likely that the protests in recent days have prompted the company to once again review its policy.
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