"With services a key part of the Apple flywheel and one of the only silver linings in an otherwise dark period of growth, Cook & Co. need to double down on content and distribution partners going forward", according to Dan Ives, an analyst with Wedbush Securities.
While this isn't the full list of TVs that will eventually have AirPlay 2 support if you want to use AirPlay 2 directly on your TV, but don't want to wait months to get a new one, these options are all our top recommendations you can buy right now.
On the heels of the announcement that Samsung Smart TVs are gaining an iTunes Movie and TV Shows app and AirPlay 2 support, Apple has updated its AirPlay 2 page to highlight additional features that are coming to AirPlay 2. This new update includes QLED 4K and 8K TVs, The Frame and Serif lifestyle TVs, as well as other Samsung UHD and HD models. The iTunes app will give users access to their existing library and, more importantly for Apple, allow them to browse and rent or purchase movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store.
After more than a year of amassing original content deals to fill out its upcoming streaming video service, Apple has potentially revealed a hint about how it will distribute to the masses. The deal comes ahead of Apple's expected launch of a rival to Netflix. That means future owners will be able to mirror content from their Mac or iOS device to the TV, as well as ask Siri to play certain content on the TV, or stream music directly to the AirPlay 2-enabled receiver.
Ever since Steve Jobs began talking about his plans for the Apple TV, Apple fans have dreamed of getting the full breadth of iTunes and other Apple content on their TV.
AirPlay 2 support is kind of important, too. Apple technology in your TVSamsung has announced that it will be integrating an iTunes app and Airplay 2 into its 2018 and 2019 TVs. However, with dwindling revenues and iPhone sales, the company is looking for more ways to earn money through its bouquet of services.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a letter to investors, warning them that Apple had to lower revenue guidance for its fiscal first quarter.