One of the more interesting revelations at CES 2019 is good news for Apple fans shopping for a new TV. Both Samsung and Vizio have announced plans to support AirPlay 2 on future Smart TV models. Apple has added details to its official AirPlay page, showing direct integration of AirPlay to upcoming TV sets.
Netflix is featuring the latest in the Black Mirror saga with a film named Bandersnatch. Much like the well-known Netflix hit Stranger Things, this episode takes place in the 80s. The difference is that Bandersnatch is an interactive experience.
Apple's dream of the Apple TV becoming a major player in the console market just took a major blow from Microsoft. One of the best selling video games, Minecraft, has been removed from the tvOS App Store due to a lack of players. Support for the game ended on September 24, but most news outlets did not notice until this week, highlighting the lack of interest of video games on the Apple TV.
Apple continues to excite science fiction fans with much of its original content under development. In addition to Amazing Stories, See, and other projects in the works, Deadline reports that an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order. This means Apple is moving forward with the project after initially making a deal to develop the show in April.
AirPlay 2 promises to bring multi-room audio and stereo pairing to the Apple HomePod. Not only this, but owners of third-party speakers can enjoy benefits including Siri playback controls, better syncing between speakers, and a larger buffer for uninterrupted streaming. The iOS Home app can be used to manage multiple speakers from different manufacturers. So which wireless speakers will work with AirPlay 2?