Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit assist is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016

At CES 2019 this previous week, Vizio was one in every of a number of TV producers to announce that it’ll quickly assist AirPlay 2 performance. Now, the corporate has extra excellent news for patrons.

Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit assist is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016 1

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On the time of announcement, Vizio mentioned that its SmartCast-enabled TVs would add the performance. When Apple published its full list of AirPlay 2 TVs, however, the checklist notably solely included Vizio TVs from 2017, 2018, and 2019. This was regardless of the 2016 fashions that includes SmartCast assist with the identical {hardware} because the 2017 fashions.

Right here is Apple’s checklist of Vizio fashions:

  • Vizio P-Collection Quantum (2019 and 2018)
  • Vizio P-Collection (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio M-Collection (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio E-Collection (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • Vizio D-series (2019, 2018 and 2017)

Vizio took to Twitter this weekend, nonetheless, to supply clarification. The corporate confirmed that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit performance is coming to “all 2016 4K UHD SmartCast shows.”

That is excellent news for Vizio followers and a stark comparability to the plans of different TV producers. LG, as an example, says AirPlay performance will solely be a feature on its brand new 2019 TVs. Samsung is rolling the function out as a software program replace, however only to its 2018 TVs. Sony is limiting the performance to 2019 TVs, as effectively.

Vizio bringing HomeKit and AirPlay 2 assist to TVs from 2016 and onward is a notable accomplishment. It will open the options to a big portion of Vizio’s consumer base with out the necessity for an add-on Apple TV.

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