Best TVs that will support AirPlay 2

Best TVs that will support AirPlay 2

Best TVs that will support AirPlay 2

In September, Alan Wolk, co-founder and lead analyst for TV [R] EV, said limiting the video service to only Apple devices would hurt its chances. "By adding Micro LED modules, users can expand their display to any size they desire", said the company on its website.

In a surprise announcement, rivals Samsung and Apple made a decision to team up and bring the iTunes movies and TV Shows app to Samsung's Smart TV range in 100 countries.

Among Samsung's other TV announcements at CES was the unveiling of a new range of QLED 8K TVs, including a 98in (249 cm) model.

Apple's influx of smart TV partnerships ahead of CES clearly show the company is becoming increasingly willing to play nice with third parties.

Both Samsung and fellow TV giant LG have confirmed their latest televisions will also support AirPlay 2, the Apple wireless tech that enables devices such as iPhones and iPads to connect to smart TVs. The former two of those three outsell the Apple TV on the United States market, and unless Apple plans to drop the price on their Apple TV, they'll want those customers to have easy access to their forthcoming streaming service.

The "deal shows that perhaps Apple doesn't quite view Samsung as the enemy it used to", Michael Gartenberg, a former Apple marketing executive, wrote in Twitter.

KitGuru Says: Apple can't necessarily rely on people owning one of its devices if it wants its future streaming service to become as successful as Netflix worldwide. However, what's most interesting here is the fact that Vizio's SmartCast TVs will add support for HomeKit.

At a press event at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday, Samsung unveiled its newest Micro LED 4K TV display - a screen almost half the size as "The Wall", which the company showed off a year ago at CES 2018.

Apple has shared an official list of TVs that will support AirPlay 2.

"Our non-iPhone businesses have less exposure to emerging markets, and the vast majority of services revenue is related to the size of the installed base, not current period sales".

Apple hasn't announced it yet, but it's largely expected to launch a TV service that combines free and paid content later this year.

Apple is bringing iTunes Movies & TV Shows to Samsung Smart TVs this Spring.

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