LG 2019 TVs global roll out starting this week; Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support coming later this year


LG has announced that its 2019 premium TV lineup featuring advanced OLED and NanoCell TVs will begin rolling out this week. This year, OLED models will make up 20% of the company’s high-end TV portfolio and with demand for OLED TVs expected to grow to 3.6 million units this year, 7 million units in 2020 and 10 million in 2021.

The new TV line-up features a wider range of screen sizes up to 86 inches, and offer upgraded AI picture and sound quality thanks to the company’s advanced second-generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor and deep learning technology. New LG TVs will receive an upgrade mid-year to support Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit for easy streaming of video and audio content and connectivity to Apple’s smart home products.

It is also promising an update with support for Amazon Alexa including the Google Assistant support right out of the box. The α9 Gen 2 processor in LG’s W, E, and C series of OLED TVs elevates picture and sound quality with deep learning technology and access to an extensive database of visual information.

LG’s 2019 TVs intelligently adjust content compatible with Dolby Vision to ensure an outstanding HDR experience, even in brightly lit conditions. The α9 Gen 2 also fine-tunes audio according to a content type, making the movie and TV dialogue easier to understand and delivering crisp, clear vocals in songs. While the AI can adjust audio settings to ideal levels based on the environment, users can also make manual adjustments if they wish. LG’s flagship TVs again feature Dolby Vision for an outstanding HDR experience and Dolby Atmos for realistic, immersive audio.

LG’s NanoCell range for 2019 comprises fourteen AI-enabled models, available in sizes varying from 49 to 86 inches. Other LG TV models in the lineup for this year include the 8K OLED TV (model 88Z9) and the one-of-a-kind rollable LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R (model 65R9) which wowed audiences at CES earlier this year. The LG TV’s will be available first in South Korea and the United States starting this month with availability in key markets of Asia, Europe, and South America to follow soon thereafter.

Brian Kwon, president of Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies said:

LG continues to push the boundaries of TV technological innovation, as can clearly be seen from our premium TV lineup for 2019. LG’s advanced AI technologies to improve picture and sound enrich and expand the viewing experience.