Amazon Begins Adding AirPlay and HomeEquipment Support to Fire TV Devices – Review Geek
Amazon is at the moment rolling out Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for 2020 Toshiba and Insignia 4K UHD Fire TVs. Support for the AirPlay and HomeEquipment protocols will ultimately discover its manner to different Fire TV merchandise, although Amazon’s press release doesn’t point out Fire TV sticks or set-top containers.
For Apple customers, this can be a very massive deal. AirPlay permits you to stream movies or images out of your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your Fire TV, whereas HomeKit helps you to management your Fire TV utilizing Siri or your Apple machine’s Home app. No extra Alexa!
This replace additionally comes as a little bit of a shock, on condition that Amazon as soon as banned Apple TV (and different streaming gadgets) from its market. Also, the Fire TV platform nonetheless lacks Google Assistant and Chromecast assist—the Android equivalents of HomeEquipment and AirPlay.
Amazon says that AirPlay is mechanically enabled on appropriate Fire TVs. But to use these TVs with HomeEquipment, you want to register them as HomeEquipment equipment. Open the Settings menu in your TV, go to Display and Sounds, and select the HomeEquipment possibility. The TV will then information you thru the HomeEquipment registration course of. (Keep in thoughts that this replace might take a day or two to attain your TV.)
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