Final 12 months TCL launched itself into the Google TV expertise with a batch of fairly stable 4K TVs. Earlier this month, the model refreshed that lineup in Europe, and one element that flew below the radar till now’s that all the lineup is supplied with assist for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and Homekit.
As reported by the parents over at FlatPanelsHD from a non-public presentation, TCL will assist AirPlay 2 and Homekit on choose Google TV fashions offered in Europe. The C735, C835, and C935 fashions of TCL’s lineup will assist each of Apple’s requirements, permitting iOS customers to reflect their shows and solid content material, in addition to having the ability to management TCL TVs by means of the Residence app and with Siri.
Presently, these new fashions coming to Europe are the one Android TV OS TVs that TCL sells with these options, although the model’s Roku TVs do support each AirPlay and Homekit integration. It appears unlikely that TCL would backport the options to its present Google TV fashions, although we’re hopeful that the North American launch will deliver the identical assist once they launch round this summer time.
Notably, TCL isn’t the primary to deliver AirPlay to Google TV, with Sony’s Bravia lineup providing the identical function on its 2021 lineup in addition to some prior Android TV choices. In fact, like these Sony TVs, TCL’s new lineup nonetheless absolutely helps Google TV’s present wi-fi requirements together with Chromecast built-in and Google Assistant controls.
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