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One of the biggest TV surprises of the year has nothing to do with 8K resolution or quantum dots.

AirPlay 2, Apple's proprietary streaming suite, is making its way to TVs belonging to several popular brands. These TVs will be able to stream music, photos, and more from compatible iPhones, iPads, and Macs on the same wireless network. Php and. AirPlay2 also allows users to mirror their Apple device's display on a second screen. Until now, AirPlay's video streaming feature was limited to Apple TV.

Is it Airplay Compatible TV?- Screen Share / Screen Mirroring - iOS Device to TV - LG Devices you can AirPlay 2 video from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 12.3 or later AirPlay 2-compatible smart TVs1 with the label. Sep 07, 2020 AirPlay 2 will make it possible for users to stream content from iOS and iPadOS devices directly to their LG TV without the need for an Apple TV set-top box. HomeKit will make it possible to. Dec 29, 2020 It wasn’t until September that LG brought the Apple TV app to its 2018 OLED Smart TVs, however AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support still remained conspicuously missing — a reversal of what had happened.

Although the feature will be rolling out well into the later months of the year, we thought we'd direct your attention to the TVs we expect to be in the cream of the crop when it comes to those affected by this development. To be clear, we haven't yet tested most of these TVs, but based on our expertise, we've got a pretty good idea of how things will shake out.

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The best LG TVs that support AirPlay

Although some manufacturers are retrofitting AirPlay support to older TV models, LG is only opening the door for Apple when it comes to its newer TVs. Here's a list of the 2019 LG TVs that will eventually support AirPlay 2:

· LG OLED TVs (C9 Series, E9 Series, W9 Series)
· LG NanoCell SM9X Series
· LG NanoCell SM8X Series
· LG UHD UM7X Series

We've already tested one of LG's 2019 offerings, the LG C9 OLED TV, and to say we were impressed is an understatement—it's currently our highest-scoring TV and one of the best we've ever seen. You can read our full review of the LG C9 to get all of the juicy details, but here's one thing to keep in mind: We've only tested one of LG's 2019 OLED TVs, and given how well OLEDs perform, there's no telling which will score the best.

Hair-splitting aside, if you're buying an OLED TV, you're already buying an amazing TV. If all you're looking for is a top-notch picture and AirPlay support, one of LG's 2019 OLED TVs will serve you quite well.

AirPlay 2 has already made its way to some of LG's 2019 TVs and the roll-out will continue into June.

The best Vizio TVs that support AirPlay


Let's move on to Vizio, whose 2019 TV lineup looks slightly similar to last year's, at least in terms of series designation. Here's a look at every 2019 Vizio TV that's getting AirPlay 2 support:


· Vizio P-Series Quantum X
· Vizio P-Series Quantum
· Vizio M-Series Quantum
· Vizio M-Series

Just about every TV that rolls out of one of Vizio's manufacturing plants will be bundled with the prospect of AirPlay synergy, but the one we expect to be the best is the P-Series Quantum X, the company's flagship model. And, seeing as how the Quantum X's review guide features the phrase 'our greatest TV ever,' we're fairly confident that the folks at Vizio would agree. In fact, our Quantum X review unit is currently set-up in the testing lab, wowing my coworkers as they happen to walk by.

If you prefer your soon-to-be-new TV to cost less than the absolute best Vizio has to offer, you could opt for either the standard P-Series Quantum (which Vizio says won't get as bright as the Quantum X) or one of the two M-Series offerings, the best of which still features quantum dot technology despite its cut corners. Given the company's recent successes in the mid- to upper-mid-range, we expect all of these to perform admirably—at least as good as last year's P-Series Quantum, P-Series, and M-Series, respectively.

AirPlay 2 will be arriving on select Vizio TVs this summer.

The best Sony TVs that support AirPlay

A select number of Sony TVs in 2019 will be getting AirPlay 2 support. Here's a full list:

· Sony Z9G Series
· Sony A9G Series
· Sony X950G Series
· Sony X850G Series (85', 75', 65' and 55' models)

We've only tested one of these shiny new Sony TVs—the X950G—and although we enjoyed the experience, we've got good reason to suspect that, being an OLED TV, the Sony A9G packs a superior picture.

The Z9G might be a slam-dunk TV, too, but it's an 8K TV that's only available in 85- and 98-inch models, so we don't expect it to be a viable option for most consumers.

The best Samsung TVs that support AirPlay

Samsung's robust 2019 TV lineup is chock-full of TVs that'll be gaining AirPlay 2 support this year. Here they are at a glance:

· Samsung QLED 4K (Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9 Series)
· Samsung QLED 8K (Q900 Series)
· Samsung UHD (6, 7, 8 Series)
· Samsung The Frame Series
· Samsung The Serif Series

Unless you're one of the few people shopping for an ultra-premium 8K TV like Samsung's upcoming Q900 TV, the best AirPlay-supported Samsung TVs will probably shake out to be the Samsung Q90 or the Samsung Q80. If Samsung's recent track record holds, the company's non-QLED offerings will still be perfectly good options for folks looking to upgrade in 2019, but Samsung QLEDs are without a doubt the better option, strictly in terms of performance.

Head over to Apple's website for a full list of AirPlay supported TVs.

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This year, the landscape of streaming content is shifting. Take, for example, AirPlay—the proprietary wireless functionality baked into just about every iPhone, iPad, and Apple computer. Last month, we took a peek at a list of new smart TVs that will support AirPlay in 2019, and it was lengthier than expected, with TVs from heavy-hitters like Samsung, Vizio, and LG.

With all of these Air-based names floating around, it's understandable that one might be hazy on whether or not an Apple TV is still worth it, especially if you happen to have a smart TV that's about to get AirPlay functionality. The short answer? Yes, Apple TV is still worth it, but it's not the best fit for everyone. Most importantly, just because the names sound the same doesn't mean that one is a replacement for the other.

What's the difference between AirPlay and Apple TV?

AirPlay has been around for a while, but in case you're not familiar, it's essentially a service that links together all of your Apple devices across a single wireless network. In practice, you might've found yourself using AirPlay to control which music was playing in each room of your home, especially if you decided that Apple's HomePod was the best smart speaker for your lifestyle.

The details surrounding the inaugural AirPlay TV integration are still relatively scarce, but it'll most likely work in a similar fashion; as long as your TV and your AirPlay-enabled device are on the same WiFi network, you can control the content on your TV via your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, or ask Siri to carry out commands on your behalf.

AirPlay will stream content on your TV from connected devices, but it won't offer access to libraries of content and apps on its own.

Apple TV, on the other hand, is a physical streaming device that connects to your TV and pipes in content from multiple streaming platforms. This is the biggest difference between AirPlay and Apple TV: AirPlay will stream content on your TV from connected devices, but it won't offer access to libraries of content and apps on its own the way an Apple TV streaming box will.


So, to re-cap: There's a good chance your current TV (or the next TV you buy) will support AirPlay 2 in the coming months.To find out, check the updated list of TVs that support AirPlay 2. With AirPlay, you can connect your smart TV to select Apple devices and, presumably, stream video from that device to your TV.

That said, even if your smart TV is on the list of TVs getting an AirPlay upgrade this year, it won't replace the core functionality of a dedicated streaming device, especially if what you're looking for is HDR support.

Does Apple TV support 4K?

Yes, the newest version of Apple TV—dubbed Apple TV 4K—supports 4K HDR streaming, provided your TV is of the 4K HDR variety.

Additionally, if you're a regular iTunes user and you already own a library of previously purchased movies and TV shows linked to your iTunes account, there's a good chance they've already been upgraded—free of charge—to higher-quality 4K versions. There's a strong case to be made that people who already have an extensive collection of media purchased through Apple are best off adopting an Apple TV 4K as their go-to streaming device.

Because the newest version of Apple TV supports HDR (including Dolby Vision), you should also consider your TV's HDR functionality and how important high dynamic range is to your overall viewing experience.

What is Dolby Vision and why should I care?

You can learn more about HDR if you head over to my colleague Lee's guide to HDR TVs, but here's what you need to know: The newest, 4K version of Apple TV supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the two HDR standards you're likely to encounter in your travels. Of the two HDR standards, Dolby Vision's criteria are slightly harder to meet, so you're less likely to come across Dolby Vision TVs and Dolby Vision content—the upside here is that a more rigorous standard often yields better picture quality.

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As I mentioned, Apple TV 4K supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, making it one of the few streaming devices that supports the higher of the two HDR standards, giving it a serious advantage over just about every other high-profile streaming device, including the Roku Ultra.

If you're interested in learning more about Dolby Vision TVs, check out our round-up of the best Dolby Vision TVs you can buy.

Should I buy an Apple TV?

Maybe, but the recent addition of AirPlay to popular smart TVs shouldn't factor into your decision.

To put it another way, it makes more sense to reject a streaming box on the basis of AirPlay than it does to reject Apple TV specifically.

Don't assume that AirPlay is an air-tight replacement for the Apple TV streaming box.

With so many affordable streaming devices out there, I find it tough to recommend an Apple TV to everyone, regardless of their priorities and streaming habits. You should probably get an Apple TV 4K if you own a TV that supports Dolby Vision, if most of your video library is tied up in Apple's streaming platforms, or if you just have an affinity for Apple's hardware and software integration. If this doesn't sound like you, you should explore more affordable options—start with our round-up of the best streaming devices you can buy.

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Whatever you do, just don't assume that AirPlay is an air-tight replacement for the Apple TV streaming box—it's a bit more complicated than that.

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