Sony announced st CES 2019 that it will soon bring support for Apple’s Airplay 2 and HomeKit to its own televisions. As Sony TVs run Android TV software. Therefore Android TV is soon going to be capable of playing content music, movies, screen mirroring, and more via AirPlay 2. For now it has been confirmed that A9G OLED 4K and Z9G 8K LCD are set to receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.
Here is what sony said:
Sony Z9G Series, A9G Series, X950G Series TVs will be compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. AirPlay 2 lets you effortlessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad and Mac right to your Sony TV. Watch movies and TV shows from iTunes and your other video apps, and view photos directly on your Sony TV. Listen to Apple Music, your iTunes music library, podcasts and your other music services on your television and AirPlay 2 speakers throughout the home all in sync. HomeKit lets you easily and securely control smart home products using the Home app or by asking Siri on your Apple devices. These TVs can be added to the Home app and included in scenes or automations with other HomeKit accessories. For example, users can create a Movie Night scene in the Home app to easily turn on their TV and dim the lights, and simply ask Siri to launch the scene. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will launch in Z9G Series, A9G Series, X950G Series later this year.
Now so far, Samsung, LG, Vizio, and now Sony has join hand with apple to add AirPlay 2 integration to their TVs. LG, Vizio, and Sony are also adding HomeKit support along.
There is no details available about the pricing at the time but it is expected that Sony will announced the details very soon.