Amazon announced AirPlay 2 on Wednesday and HomeKit Integration for two Fire TV Edition televisions from Toshiba and Insignia.
Air game 2 and HomeKit are now available on the 2020 Toshiba 4K UHD Smart Fire TV with Dolby Vision and the 2020 Insignia 4K UHD Smart TV, Amazon said in a Press release. Users need to download and install an update to take advantage of the new features.
The new feature allows users to stream, share and control content from an iOS or macOS device. Compatible Fire TVs can be connected to synchronized multi-room speaker systems, videos or screen contents can be mirrored and listened to Apple music, and more.
HomeKit support enables TV control such as B. Power and volume, via Siri or the Home app on the iPhone, iPad or Mac. To control Fire TV with Siri, the device must first be added as a HomeKit accessory.
Amazon is starting to play nice after the online retail giant with Apple Apple TV banned out of its business in a competitive surge for Fire TV and Prime Video. A relaxation began last year when Apple agreed to allow Amazon to bypass its standard 30% App Store fee, a move that brought in-app purchases to the Prime Video app.
Apple has steadily expanded its catalog with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatible devices and in April expanded support for Roku Streaming devices. At the same time, the tech giant snapped – likely bought – a spot on Roku’s Voice Remote Pro for Apple TV +.
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