Amazon’s own Fire TV Omni & 4-Series Smart TVs to gain Airplay 2, HomeKit, Alexa Home Theater support, and more this month

Amazon has announced that its line of Fire TV Smart TVs, the Omni Series and 4-Series, will be gaining several new features “over the coming weeks.” One of those features is Apple AirPlay 2 support, which allows iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac owners to easily mirror and cast their screen to the TV. Along with AirPlay 2 will come support for Apple Homekit, which allows for basic control of the TV through Apple’s voice assistant Siri. Amazon also says its TVs will also gain support for Alexa Home Theater groups, which allows you to use Echo devices as wireless speakers. The list of compatible Echos is, unfortunately, smaller with these TVs than with other Fire TV models, and includes only the Echo Studio, Echo (3rd & 4th Gen), Echo Dot (4th Gen), and Echo Plus (2nd Gen). Lastly, only the Fire TV Omni is also getting access to Zoom video calls soon, when you connect a USB webcam. These features are expected to be available later this month.

One comment
  1. Craig says:

    Freaking finally! PRAISE THE LORD! Glacial pace, much? Next up? AirPlay 2 for Echo speakers, a Fire Tablet screen mirroring protocol to replace Miracast, Bluetooth receiver capabilities with LDAC codec support for all Fire TV devices, Alexa-cast overhauled locally instead of being bound to an Amazon account which is beyond ridiculous, an always on-screen launcher icon for accessing the Smart Home dashboard with remote and smart home notifications via a pop-up.

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