Apple TV IP Control - Companion Protocol Version

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Enter the MAC Address of the custom Crestron processor.

For a while, it looked like tvOS15 had ruined everything for Crestron IP control of the Apple TV.

We didn't want to let down the hundreds of customers who have supported Ultamation's development over the years through DACP and Home Sharing, Media Remote and now - Companion Protocol!

We've burned the midnight oil, writing (literally) over 100 unit tests, refactored existing and developed new code, and the result is a brand new collection of modules for Custom Crestron AND Crestron Home which provide IP navigation of Apple TV and, finally, the holy grail - direct app launching!

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Not only that, but we've completely rewritten the commissioning tool to make setup of the Apple TV pairing and licencing as simple and trouble-free as possible.

For answers to frequently asked questions and migrating from MediaRemote to Companion please read Companion FAQ - requires a login.  Please note, the free upgrade period has now expired.

Apple TV Gen 4 and above only.

NOTE: Some features previously supported in MediaRemote are not available in Companion - text entry and now-playing feedback being the significant things.  We will continue to work on trying to add these features.

NOTE: Please refer to the FAQ for the latest exciting news on Crestron firmware support.

NOTE: For 3-Series processors, DO NOT enable HomeKit with this product.  The two are incompatible.

PRIVACY: The module is 100% self contained and we do not pass any data out of the local network or require an Internet connection for operation.  The protocol implements all of the same encryption as Apple, right on the Crestron processor.

LICENCING: The module is licenced in the same way as all previous modules - one licence per Apple TV device.

NOTE: This product is in no way related to the CompanionLink synchronisation software (available from

List of the comments:
The Ultamation team have outdone themselves with this one. The commissioning tool made getting this module up and running a breeze. Direct App launching just works, no more searching for Apps. Navigation is lightning fast. Worth the purchase.
Despite generally being on the cautious side of IP control having been burnt by poor support and changing APIs, I have now deployed these modules on projects and the process was extremely easy and the response is lightning quick.

The software to generate PIN and so on is very straight-forwards.

Great work as usual from the team.

Fingers crossed for long-term stability!
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