AirPlay is an exciting feature that lets you share photos, videos, and music from Apple devices to Apple TV, smart speakers, and smart TVs. Apple has been busy expanding AirPlay to more products out there in recent years. Last month, Samsung announced that the company’s smart TVs will include support for AirPlay 2 and iTunes movies. In reality, Samsung TVs are the first third-party products that feature AirPlay integration on the market. This means that you can buy, rent, and view iTunes movies and TV shows, and then watch them on your Samsung TVs. We are expecting to see a wider rollout of AirPlay 2 this year.
Last month, Apple was in talks with Roku, one of the biggest media players on the market, about AirPlay 2 support. Today, both sides reached an agreement which will see AirPlay 2 integration arrive in the upcoming Roku software updates for its media players. Besides, AirPlay 2 will come to Roku-based smart TVs from big brands like TCL, Hitachi, or Sanyo. Sources say that AirPlay 2 will come to more devices out there this year. Apple recently confirmed that AirPlay 2 support is on the way to Sony and LG devices. In reality, Apple has been in talks with other brands in Japan about AirPlay 2 support.
Apple is expected to announce the next generation AirPlay at WWDC this year. Besides, there will be iOS 13, tvOS, and macOS 10.15 at the event. We are also so close to Apple’s March event. In reality, the Cupertino firm has started to send out invites to the world press for its event on March 25. We wish to see the unveiling of the new TV service and a new iPad at the event. Last year, Apple announced a new 9.7 inch iPad at its education event, and it’s likely to keep things the same this year. The new iPad is rumored to come with an improved design but retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and Face ID. Besides, there will be a cheaper HomePod at the event, but it will launch in emerging markets like India or Brazil.
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