Sony begins rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit enhance to choose 2020, 2019 sensible TVs

Previous this yr, Apple, and several other different corporations, made waves via saying that AirPlay 2 and HomeKit could be making the bounce to sensible TVs from the likes of Samsung, Vizio, and Sony.

Since then, the firms were freeing instrument updates to their sensible TVs to convey enhance for the options. Now it’s Sony’s flip. As reported lately via FlatPanelsHD (by means of, Sony is now rolling out the instrument replace to choose sensible TV fashions from 2020 and 2019 so as to add enhance for HomeKit and AirPlay 2.

Android 9 is the instrument replace each and every supported TV is getting beginning now. For 2020 fashions, it’s the Sony A9F and Z9F. In the meantime, for the 2019 lineup, homeowners of the Sony A9G, Z9G, X950G, and X850G (55-, 65-, 75-, and 85-inch fashions) are getting the replace as neatly.

A significant instrument replace is scheduled to start December 2019 to your Android TV,” mentioned Sony. “The instrument replace is being rolled out in levels and won’t but be to be had to your TV. In the event you enabled the Routinely test for replace function, a notification will seem for your TV when the replace is to be had.

Curiously, it feels like Sony in truth added the 2020 fashions to the replace checklist only recently. Within the authentic file, FlatPanelsHD says that Sony didn’t at the beginning come with the ones fashions to the replace agenda, however made up our minds so as to add them anyway. So excellent information for the 2020 fashion homeowners in the market!

The dangerous information is that the file signifies that no different Sony-branded sensible TVs might be getting the instrument replace, so for those who don’t personal one of the aforementioned fashions you almost certainly shouldn’t be expecting to get AirPlay 2 or HomeKit enhance.

With AirPlay 2 enhance, sensible TV homeowners can circulate no longer best video, but in addition song, footage, and extra to the set immediately out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In the meantime, with the addition of HomeKit, homeowners will be capable to use Siri voice instructions and the House app to regulate the sensible TV.

Just right information for (some) Sony sensible TV homeowners! In the event you personal one of those fashions, have you ever been having a look ahead to the arriving of AirPlay 2 and HomeKit?