LG introduced its 2020 smart TVs with Apple TV app at CES last month, but is now launching the Apple TV app with Dolby Vision capability for compatible 2019 LG smart TVs in the US and a further 80-plus countries. The app is accessed from the LG Home Launcher and gives LG owners the ability to subscribe to and watch Apple TV+, the new video subscription service with Apple Originals including “The Morning Show,” “See,” “Servant” and “Little America.”
LG TV owners will also be able subscribe to Apple TV channels via direct subscriptions to premium video services both on- and offline, and ad-free/on demand. You will also be able to access your iTunes video library and buy or rent 100,000 movies and shows, all triggered by a click on the LG Magic Remote.
LG says its TVs offer up a cinematic experience with the “best picture and sound on the market”. There are a good number of titles mastered with Dolby Vision on the Apple TV app, and LG was an early adopter of Dolby tech, and its latest TVs continue to support Dolby Vision.
LG’s 2019 TVs also support Apple AirPlay 2, which allows sharing or mirroring of content from iPhones, iPads or Macs directly to an LG TV. Music can be played on the TV and synced with other AirPlay 2 compatible speakers in the home. Apple HomeKit is supported too, which facilitates control of a TV with the Home app on iPhones or iPads or by voice using Siri (with power on or off, volume change, and input switching).
This means that Apple TV, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are available on all of LG’s 2019 OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs (series SM9X and SM8X) and, later this month, the Apple TV app will roll out on select UHD TVs (series UM7X and UM6X). The Apple TV app and Apple TV+ will be available on 2020 TVs at launch and on LG’s 2018 TVs later this year via an over-the-air firmware upgrade. For more information, visit LG.