Apple TV to launch on LG sets

LG will bring the Apple TV app to its TVs, the South Korean company has announced.

The company said that its new 2020 models will have the app pre-installed, while 2018 and 2019 LG TVs will be updated with users “able to enjoy the Apple TV app this year.”

This is an extension of a relationship what saw 2019 LG models equipped with Apple’s Airplay 2 casting feature. That was a move widely praised by consumers, but just shy of 20,000 petitioned LG to update older models with the feature, though this was met with silence.

LG will become the second smart TV-maker to feature the Apple TV app, with Samsung launching the app in May 2019.

Ahead of CES, LG – like most TV makers present at the show – announced a range of 8K TVs, all of which will have Apple TV built-in. These new sets, which range from 65-inch LCDs to 88-inch OLEDS, will also have Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.

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