Install iOS 12.4.4 for AirPlay Upgrades
The new Apple TV app is now available for Samsung Smart TVs. This is the first time the app's been available for a product outside Apple's ecosystem.
On top of that, Samsung's smart televisions also get AirPlay 2 support which allows iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly send audio and video to the screen. In order to do that, your iOS devices must be running on iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.4, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.3, or iOS 12.4.4.
These features are available through a firmware update on your TV. You can expect support for the following models:
iOS 12.3 also brought some other enhancements for AirPlay 2. These include:
If you think these might be useful, and you skipped iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.4, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, and iOS 12.4.3, download iOS 12.4.4 today.
If you missed iOS 12.2, iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.4, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, and iOS 12.4.3, your iOS 12.4.4 update brings additional improvements to AirPlay.
If you're running iOS 12.2/iOS 12.3/iOS 12.3.1/iOS 12.3.2/iOS 12.4/iOS 12.4.1/iOS 12.4.2/iOS 12.4.3/iOS 12.4.4 you also get dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen. These give you quick access to your TV controls.
AirPlay multitasking for video now allows you to browse other apps, as well as play other short form audio and video files locally on your device without interrupting AirPlay.
Your AirPlay destinations are also now grouped by content type which will help you quickly find what device you want to play to.
In addition, you can now Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV.
If you're a heavy AirPlay user, you'll want to install the latest iOS 12 firmware.