LG adds Apple TV app, Apple Music, AirPlay and HomeKit to webOS TVs

    LG announced today that Apple TV app, Apple Music, AirPlay and HomeKit support is rolling out to its webOS Hub in over 100 countries and regions, including Australia. Through this move, compatible TVs now offer an easier, more versatile smart TV experience thanks to a diverse selection of content and innovative features that help bring the ultimate in viewing convenience and pleasure to even more audiences worldwide.

    With the Apple TV app, Apple Music, AirPlay and HomeKit all coming to the webOS Hub ecosystem, LG is constantly refining and expanding its webOS smart TV platform while enhancing its accessibility so that more consumers can benefit from enhanced user experiences.

    By offering a greater range of customisation options to Smart TV manufacturers and giving more convenience and choice of content to customers, LG is now working with 200 partners in total including Seiki, Eko, Stream System, Konka, Aiwa and Hyundai. Through these efforts, LG is positioned to deliver on its promise of pioneering streamlined content viewing experiences.

    Apple TV+ is the home of award-winning Apple Originals, and is accessed via the webOS Hub Home Screen’s dedicated Apple TV app. In addition, users can subscribe to popular third-party streaming subscription services on the Apple TV app, as well as explore over 100,000 films and shows to buy or rent.

    Apple Music subscribers enjoy an ad-free library comprised of over 100 million songs, 30,000 playlists, countless 4K music videos and the critically-acclaimed Apple Music Radio, which streams hits and classics across a range of  genres. Apple Music via webOS Hub is great for home parties too, as its songs feature time-synced lyrics to make listening even more enjoyable. And subscribers can instantly access their personal music library via the webOS Hub.

    webOS Hub will also be compatible with AirPlay, so users can stream movies, music, games, and photos to their smart TV right from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac. What’s more, webOS Hub-powered TVs are also Apple Home-enabled, giving users control of their TV in the Apple Home app and Siri using Apple HomeKit technology.

    The Apple TV app and Apple Music are now available in over 100 countries, including Australia, which is where owners of webOS-enabled TVs from 200 partner brands will benefit from a growing list of content and life-enriching features. The latest OLED TVs and UHD TVs powered by webOS Hub* support AirPlay and HomeKit, allowing audiences to experience the enhanced usability and convenience that LG TVs provide.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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