Support for Apple Airplay 2 and Homekit Rolling Out Now
We are excited to announce that support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit is beginning to roll out to VIZIO SmartCast TVs. The new compatibility feature will roll out via an over-the-air update for VIZIO SmartCast 3.0, the latest iteration of our easy-to-use smart TV experience*. With AirPlay 2, millions of VIZIO SmartCast users can now effortlessly play videos, music, photos and more directly from their iPhone, iPad and Mac to SmartCast TVs. HomeKit, Apple’s secure smart home platform, is also supported, enabling you to easily control your SmartCast TVs using the Home app or by asking Siri. These new enhancements are beginning to roll out now and continue over the coming months to new and existing SmartCast TVs dating back to 2016.
With a simple tap of the AirPlay icon, you are able to stream movies and TV shows from the Apple TV app and other AirPlay-compatible video apps as well as music, photos and more directly from your iPhone, iPad and Mac to your SmartCast TV. You can also mirror content such as web pages and presentations to your VIZIO SmartCast TV. AirPlay 2 also features multi-room audio capabilities so VIZIO SmartCast users can enjoy a variety of content across their VIZIO SmartCast TV, HomePod or other AirPlay 2-compatible speakers at the same time, all in sync. From Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and library content to third-party compatible music services and podcasts, you now have more audio streaming options than ever before.
HomeKit allows you to easily and securely control smart home products using the Home app or by asking Siri on your Apple devices. VIZIO SmartCast TVs can be added to the Home app and included in scenes or automations like any other HomeKit accessory. You can also use iPhone and iPad to turn their SmartCast TV on or off from the Home app, change volume and switch inputs, and ask Siri from iPhone and iPad to play movies, TV shows or music with AirPlay 2.
Learn more : VIZIO.com/apple
* The SmartCast 3.0 update is available only to eligible SmartCast TVs enabled with SmartCast Home™, VIZIO’s on-screen smart TV experience.