Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022
Sony CES

With popular TV brads announcing support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, Sony too has jumped in announcing that it will include support for the feature on its own TV line-up. Sony revealed that it will be supporting Airplay 2 on its TV at CES.

Sony TVs run on Android software, so it is safe to assume that Android TV is soon going to be able to play content–music, movies, screen mirroring, and more–via AirPlay 2. Sony’s just-released A9G OLED 4k and X950G are expected to receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.

According to Sony, Sony Z9G Series, A9G Series, X950G Series TVs will be compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. AirPlay 2 lets you effortlessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac right to your Sony TV. Watch movies and TV shows from iTunes and your other video apps, and view photos directly on your Sony TV. Listen to Apple Music, your iTunes music library, podcasts, and your other music services on your television and AirPlay 2 speakers throughout the home — all in sync. HomeKit lets you easily and securely control smart home products using the Home app or by asking Siri on your Apple devices. These TVs can be added to the Home app and included in scenes or automation with other HomeKit accessories. For example, users can create a “Movie Night” scene in the Home app to easily turn on their TV and dim the lights, and simply ask Siri to launch the scene. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will launch in Z9G Series, A9G Series, X950G Series later this year.

The CES turned out to be surprising for Apple as different TV manufacturers went in with the feature to support AirPlay 2 which is Apple’s streaming technology. It all started with Samsung announcing its own TV compatibility with the AirPlay 2 and soon other brands like LG and Vizio got on board with a recent addition of Sony.

It’s not the first time Android devices have been able to support AirPlay, previously the HTC 10 licensed its built-in feature from Apple to support Apple’s streaming tech. LG, Vizio, and Sony are also adding a feature to support HomeKit which makes it simpler to include TVs in routines alongside the smart home gadgets and other devices. Samsung, however, made no announcements regarding the support of HomeKit.

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