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Apple HomeKit Coming to LG Real 8K TVs at CES 2020

Apple HomeKit Coming to LG Real 8K TVs at CES 2020
The LG Signature OLED 8K TV in the 88-in. size. Image: LG.
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LG Electronics will be launching an expanded lineup of 8K TVs at CES 2020, including eight Real 8K-branded OLED TVs across 65-in., 75-in., 77-in., and 88-in. sizes. All of these new LG sets will support not only the new 8K Ultra HD standard, but will sport the latest version of the company’s webOS with native support for Apple HomeKit, AirPlay 2 and Siri—plus continued support for their in-house ThinQ voice recognition tech as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

The LG NanoCell TV in the 75-in. size. Image: LG.
The LG NanoCell TV in the 75-in. size. Image: LG.

The LG Signature OLED 8K TVs coming to CES 2020 include the 75-in. and 88-in. sizes, the 77 OLED ZX and 88 OLEZ ZX. Furthermore, the LG NanoCell lineup grows with six new models in 65-in. and 75-in. sizes, including the models 65 Nano99, 75 Nano99, 65 Nano 97, 75 Nano97, 65 Nano95, and 75 Nano95. LG says all of these new sets exceed the specs of the 8K Ultra HD standard.

Joining the Apple Home App

Given their support for Apple HomeKit, these new LG 8K sets will of course appear on the Apple Home App and all of its third-party variants, enabling some level of TV control direct from the app as well as with Siri voice commands. You will still need to have a separate Apple HomeKit Home Hub in your home for the best HomeKit experience.

Also, with Apple AirPlay 2 support, these TVs can become versatile AirPlay 2 speakers, further adding to their usefulness in the connected home.

New Processors and AI-Based Upscaling

Debuting in these new LG 8K TVs, the company says their new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor brings deep learning technology and optimized picture and sound quality for all types of content through AI-based 8K upscaling. So, binging of the native 4K resolution of The Mandalorian series on Disney+ may be even more appealing.

LG will be showing these new TVs in their CES 2020 booth.

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