Sony’s Upcoming Smart TVs to Receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in Summer 2019, Including $70,000 Model

Sony today announced ^(https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sony-electronics-unveils-pricing-and-availability-for-new-flagship-master-series-tvs-and-other-2019-models-300835346.html) that some of its upcoming smart TVs will support AirPlay ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/airplay/) 2 and HomeKit ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/guide/homekit/) in summer 2019, including its A9G series of 4K OLED TVs, Z9G series of 8K LED TVs, and X950G series of 4K LED TVs.


The TVs themselves will be released on a staggered basis, starting with the X950G series in late April and followed by additional models in May and June, including a 98-inch 8K TV for a whopping $70,000. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will presumably be rolled out in a subsequent software update.

Apple also lists Sony’s upcoming X850G series of 4K TVs in its AirPlay 2–enabled TVs list ^(https://www.apple.com/ios/home/accessories/#section-tv), but no timeframe for those features was provided for that model.

AirPlay 2 support will allow users to stream videos, music, photos, and more directly from an iPhone, iPad ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/ipad/), and Mac to compatible Sony smart TVs, complete with lock screen controls. HomeKit support will enable users to easily control the TVs using Siri ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/siri/) voice commands or the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.



Samsung ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/02/11/samsung-airplay-2-tvs-now-available/), LG ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/03/18/lg-airplay-2-tv-release-dates/), and Vizio are also releasing AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs this year. Earlier this month, we went hands-on with one of Vizio’s compatible models ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/04/04/homekit-airplay-2-vizio-beta/).

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