Amazon’s new TVs will soon support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

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Amazon is present making its ain TVs, and contiguous marks the merchandise of the company’s Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs. As the 4K HDR sets commencement making their mode to customers, Amazon is making 1 much last-minute announcement: it plans to adhd enactment for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features “soon.”

AirPlay 2 makes it casual to play contented connected the TV surface from an iPhone, iPad, oregon Mac. And HomeKit integration volition let the Omni and 4-Series TVs to beryllium controlled by Siri oregon the Home app; it besides makes it casual to see them successful astute location routines.

Amazon has already rolled retired AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to some of its “Fire TV Edition” TVs from Toshiba and Insignia. Curiously, these features person yet to travel to the company’s standalone Fire TV streaming devices — including the just-released Fire TV Stick 4K Max. I’m not definite if that’s an intentional choice, but it’s a spot unusual that Amazon is acceptable to denote enactment connected time 1 for its brand-new TVs with thing to stock astir AirPlay 2 coming to its cheaper devices. (Roku supports AirPlay 2 connected some its players and Roku TVs.)

The Fire TV Omni bid TVs connection the amended representation prime of the 2 lines and travel with built-in far-field microphones for hands-free Alexa dependable commands. The 65-inch and 75-inch models enactment Dolby Vision HDR, though determination are besides smaller 43-, 50-, and 55-inch sizes disposable with HDR10.

Stay tuned for our impressions of Amazon’s archetypal self-branded 4K TVs successful the days ahead.

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