Apple TV IP Control Crestron
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Apple TV IP Control (Named Device Licence)

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Finally, there's no longer any need for an IR bug on the front of your Apple TVs!

PLEASE NOTE (Gen 4 and 5 ONLY): It appears that a recent tvOS update can cause the control protocol to fail after a period of time. At present, the only resolution is to reboot the Apple TV to restore control.

The issue us present when using Apple's own ORIGINAL "Remote" app and their advice is to reboot the device.

If a reboot doesn't work, we have also found that the tvOS update can - in some cases - break support for Home Sharing.  If control is lost after the Apple TV firmware is updated (this is automatic by default) the procedure to restore Home Sharing is as follows:

1. Disable Home Sharing on the Apple TV (under Accounts)

2. Power off the Apple TV and back on again.

3. Re-enable Home Sharing on the Apple TV (using the same, licenced credentials)

Apple TVs Gen 2 and 3 are unaffected as they do not run TvOS.

For installations where this manual intervention may be difficult, it may be prudent to switch off auto updates to maintain control.

Ultamation's module for Crestron IP control of Apple TVs (generations 2, 3, 4 AND 5) allows you to control the device over the same wire that connects it to your network switch.  In addition, you get more control than offered by the standard remote (excluding the special features of the newer BlueTooth remote) plus, in this standard version of the module, you also get text entry and feedback of track position and transport state.

Please Note: This module is compatible with Crestron's 3-Series processors only.

 NOTE: THIS IS FOR A *NAMED* APPLE TV LICENCE

The current build is 1.22.0.*, included in the example program download on this page. This includes a wrapper and device type for integration with Crestron Studio.  Please ensure you are running the latest build.

Please read the FAQ (available via the link below) which, we hope, will cover most questions about features, technical elements and licencing.

For complete details on how the module is used in a Crestron program, please read the datasheet (available on the link below).

Unlike solutions for other control systems, the module employs Apple's Home Sharing, rather than PIN entry, to authenticate with each Apple TV.

A licence is required PER DEVICE to be controlled and each licence is linked to information provided at the time of purchase.  Please take great care in entering this information, as once purchased, we cannot provide refunds for changes in Home Sharing ID or Apple TV name or data entry errors.

We listened to the feedback and have been working on an alternative licencing mechanism for the module.  The licencing model is still PER DEVICE, but we've removed the need for giving each device a static IP address by implementing Apple's Bonjour device discovery.  Now, you will need to provide a unique NAME for each Apple TV.  The module will discover the device with a matching name and pick up the IP address dynamically.  The module will even follow a device (after a short delay) should it's IP address change.

For notifications of module updates please follow @UltamationTech on Twitter and send support requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

EVALUATION: 

The example program download includes the module files and datasheet.

The module can be downloaded without making a purchase, and will function for ONE hour without a valid licence key.  Once the hour has elapsed, the module will cease to control the Apple TV. We strongly recommend that you test the module in trial mode against your target environment to ensure correct functionality prior to purchasing.

 

VOLUME PURCHASING:

For projects with large numbers of Apple TVs (greater than 10) where entering licencing information might become tedious please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to discuss alternative purchasing options.

List of the comments:
"Installed one last week and worked like a charm!"
"I'm using Ultamation [Apple TV] IP module on my private setup. Works every time with no issues or delay. Best part is that the IR bug is gone"
This is the control module we have all been looking for, and asking for on all the forums over all these years. Since the AppleTV become as common on an install as putting in a cable/satellite box or Blu-ray player. We have been so pleased with the modules functionality throughout this year. The feedback is huge plus when making a whole-house control GUI. The keyboard input for searching is a huge asset to keep clients in our interface versus going to the Remote app for control. Truly makes automation and integration of the AppleTV what it should have been years ago. And no, this isn't a hack or poorly executed jail-break type of control module. The home-sharing authentication and control through Bonjour is spot on and native to the Apple device so it just works. Great job Ultamation!
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