Looks like Samsung isn't the only smart TV maker that's adding Apple AirPlay 2 support to its televisions.
LG and Vizio have confirmed that they'll be adding Apple's AirPlay 2 functionality to their smart TVs in 2019. During its CES 2019 event, LG revealed that Apple AirPlay, AirPlay Audio, and HomeKit support will be added to its 2019 TVs. There aren't many other details on LG's plans quite yet, but we should hear more soon.
— LG Electronics (@LGUS) January 7, 2019
Meanwhile, Vizio today announced that it will added AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its Vizio SmartCast TVs. The features will be available for registered beta members in the U.S. and Canada starting in Q1 2019. Following this beta test, Vizio SmartCast 3.0 will be released via a software update to new and existing SmartCast TVs and displays in Q2 2019.
In addition to AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, Vizio says that the update to SmartCast 3.0 will include expanded Google Assistant actions, like the ability to launch apps, select inputs, and control playback. Amazon Alexa users will also be able to control their TV, and later this year, they'll be able to launch apps with their voice, too.
Adding AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is huge for Apple, LG, and Vizio. With AirPlay, iPhone, iPad, and Mac users can play movies, TV shows, music, photos, and more from their device on their TV. And with HomeKit, users can control their smart home devices on their iPhone or iPad or using Siri. Vizio's SmartCast TVs can be added to the Home app on the iPhone or iPad, be included in scenes or automations, and be controlled from the iPhone or iPad.