Remember Samsung's Massive Wall TV? Now There's A Bigger One

iTunes and AirPlay 2 Coming to Samsung Smart TVs

Apple Updates AirPlay 2 Page with Upcoming TV Features Including Siri Control

Not to be outdone, LG has now confirmed that it, too, will be supporting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in its smart TV lineup as well.

AirPlay 2 support will enable iOS and macOS users to stream content such as videos, music, photos from their device or do display mirroring.

Starting in spring 2019, Samsung's smart TVs will support AirPlay 2 streaming, meaning iPhone, iPad, and Mac users will be able to stream audio and video from their devices to compatible 2019 Samsung TVs.

Vizio announced at CES Monday that it is adding Airplay and Siri support to the newest version of its smart TV operating system, dubbed Smartcast 3.0. Individuals screens could be combined to create massive displays, which the company calls The Wall TV. The iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will also work seamlessly with Samsung's Smart TV services such as Universal Guide, Bixby and Search.

Samsung and Apple have always been competitors in the smartphone market and what makes the move even more significant is the fact it's the first time Apple has allowed third-party devices, other than Windows PCs, to access its video library.

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At a press event at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday, Samsung unveiled its newest Micro LED 4K TV display - a screen almost half the size as "The Wall", which the company showed off a year ago at CES 2018.

"Furthermore, for Apple this suggests a change in focus on making its services available on rival platforms rather than tightly integrating it into its own devices". Apple CEO Tim Cook said last week in his revised outlook that services generated $10.8 billion in fiscal Q1 and that Apple plans to double the size of its service business from 2016 to 2020.

In order to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime's original content offerings, which have been around for a number of years, Apple will need as much reach as possible.

The addition of iTunes on Samsung TVs comes just weeks after Apple opened up Apple Music to the Amazon Echo. Now that TV makers are finally embracing Apple, it gives the iPhone maker another way to expand its Services revenue as iPhone sales start dipping.

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