Earlier this month, Apple made a surprising announcement that two of the biggest selling features of the Apple TV would come to smart TVs from major brands starting this year. Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, and other big names are bringing native support for Apple AirPlay 2 and iTunes on their smart TV models starting in 2019.
Samsung has already revealed that all of its new smart TV models are getting AirPlay 2 and iTunes integration, while select older models will be updated with support for the services. Vizio, however, has already made the first real step by opening applications for an AirPlay beta testing program, with intentions to roll out the feature to everyone by the fourth quarter of 2019.
If everything pans out the way it’s planned, by the end of 2019, all new (and select old) smart TV models from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio will have native support for iTunes and Apple AirPlay 2.