Amazon's new TVs will support Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

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(Pocket-lint) - Amazon's ain TVs, including the Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs, volition soon enactment Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features.

With AirPlay 2, it'll beryllium easier for you to play contented connected the TV from an iPhone, iPad, oregon Mac. And with the HomeKit integration, you tin power your TV with Siri oregon the Home app, making it elemental to see them successful astute location routines. Amazon already rolled retired AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to prime "Fire TV Edition" TVs from Toshiba and Insignia, but, interestingly, they person yet to travel to immoderate Fire TV devices, specified arsenic Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

So, it's conscionable absorbing to enactment Amazon is acceptable to denote enactment for its caller TVs, according to The Verge, but is quiescent astir older and lesser-known devices. The caller Omni bid features built-in far-field microphones, Amazon said, and it supports hands-free Alexa dependable commands, and has 65-inch and 75-inch models that travel with Dolby Vision HDR. But determination are besides smaller 43-, 50-, and 55-inch sizes disposable with HDR10.

The Omni bid is the higher-end option, starting astatine $409 for the 43-inch exemplary and going up to $1,099 for 75 inches. It includes features similar Dolby Vision (65- and 75-inch), always-on mics for hands-free Alexa, and two-way video calling enactment (coming aboriginal this year).

The lower-end Amazon Fire TV 4-Series ranges from $369 for 43 inches up to conscionable 55 inches astatine $519.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published connected 28 October 2021.

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