Vizio SmartCast TVs Since 2016 are Getting Airplay 2 and Apple HomeKit Support

At CES 2019, Apple made a lot of news. I’m not talking about the giant ad Apple painted on the walls of a hotel facing the CES location, but something else. Apple partnered with a bunch of TV manufacturers to support AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit. Vizio SmartCast TVs are getting Airplay 2 and HomeKit support.

Vizio was the first company to announce the support for these features at CES 2019. Unlike other companies, all Vizio SmartCast TVs since 2016 will get the new Apple features.

Here is Apple’s list of Vizio models:

  • P-Series Quantum (2019 and 2018)
  • P-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • M-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • E-Series (2019, 2018 and 2017)
  • D-series (2019, 2018 and 2017)

You can see there are no 2016 models in the above list but Vizio later tweeted out a confirmation –

It is a great accomplishment for Vizio as other manufacturers like LG and Samsung are only getting these features on their brand new 2019 models.

Also, do listen to The Vergecast episode where host Nilay Patel interviews Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, by clicking here.

Do you own a Vizio SmartCast TV which will get AirPlay 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar is a Computer Science student, who loves to write about science and technology. In his free time, you will find him reading finance books or scrolling Twitter. Feel free to contact him on any of the social media below or email him at [email protected]

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