Even if it’s not a brand-new mannequin, in case you have an LG good TV, you’ll quickly have entry to Apple’s authentic TV content material. LG introduced in a launch that its OLED and NanoCell televisions will now assist the Apple TV app — and never simply the brand new 2020 fashions however its 2019 and 2018 variations as effectively.
That means LG TV customers gained’t want a separate set-top field to get Apple TV Plus, iTunes, or different authentic Apple programming. LG’s release stated solely that these with 2018 and 2019 LG TV fashions would have the ability to “enjoy the Apple TV app this year.” The Verge has reached out to LG to seek out out when the older TVs may have entry to the Apple TV app, and we’ll replace after we hear again.
It’s good for LG to make the Apple TV app out there for its barely older fashions. As 9to5Mac factors out, LG originally restricted support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to 2019 and newer fashions of its TVs, main irritated customers of older models to petition LG final January to supply the mandatory firmware updates for his or her TVs. The petitioners identified that rival corporations Samsung and Vizio provided assist for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for his or her older fashions by way of firmware updates, maybe exerting some strain on LG to make Apple TV out there to its current older fashions.
The Apple TV app was available on launch day for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and up to date Samsung TVs. The app is preinstalled in newer iPhones, iPads, and on units working macOS Catalina or later. Once activated, Apple TV Plus is free for 12 months on these units. For everybody else, the service is $4.99 per 30 days after a seven-day free trial. Apple’s authentic programming, which incorporates the star-studded The Morning Show, has up to now been met with blended evaluations. Apple was fully shut out at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, regardless of Best Actress nominations for stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
LG announced eight 8K TVs forward of this week’s CES, and all have Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, and AirPlay 2 included. The TVs vary in measurement from 65 inches for its LCDs as much as 88 inches for its new OLED mannequin.