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shop-products-apple-tv-media-remote-trans-512x512_812080583Control 4th Gen Apple TV over IP

Apple TV IP Control - MediaRemote Version

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BETA Release

This is a completely new module for controlling the Apple TV and implements Apple's MediaRemote protocol.  Unlike all other modules (including our previous versions) which are based upon Apple's legacy DACP protocol, the MediaRemote protocol provides a secure, bidirectional connection between the client and the device.  This means that polling is no longer required in order to receive updates and status changes.

For Apple TV Gen 2 & 3, please use our other modules found here or here.

For Apple TV Gen 4 and above (based on tvOS), this is the most stable method of control available.

Ultamation's module for Crestron IP control of Apple TVs 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 such as text entry and feedback of track position and transport state.  This module also implements the gesture canvas of the Bluetooth remote so now you are able to, for example, move tiles around the desktop.

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

The current build is 2.0.0.*, included in the example program download on this page.  Please ensure you are running the latest build.

For complete details on how the module is used in a Crestron program, please read the datasheet (available on the link below).  Since this module implements Apple's sophisticated Secure Remote Pairing protocol, we have developed a standalone application for commissioning the Crestron control system.  This tool means that you can complete the discovery and pairing process without loading a program on the Crestron processor and it can then upload the configuration file directly to the correct place on the processor - all you need to do is name each module in the program with the appropriate Apple TV name.

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.

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 UPGRADE:

We are pleased to offer this module to our existing clients as a free upgrade.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information: Original order number, processor serial number, Apple TV name for each device to be updated.  Note - this module cannot co-exist with the other versions.

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.

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