Control Apple TV with IP driver?


#1

I went digging on the internet, because I found it weird I could control my 2011 Denon receiver with my Homey, but not my 2015 Apple TV.

That’s when I found out about “IP drivers”, which basically make it possible to integrate Apple TV control in your cinema-solution. This made me search more, and I found out this company called firecore has made a kind of API that can be used to control an apple TV.

So my question is, is there any way to fire off a URL from Homey? Basically that you say “Ok homey, Apple TV arrow down” and it fires http://<Apple-TV-or-IP-Address>/remoteAction=4?

I’m going to play with this in my browser when I get home (which will be on Sunday), but in the meantime, it could be cool if we could collectively think of any solutions with this knowledge!


#2

You can use this app for HTTP: https://apps.athom.com/app/com.internet

When it comes to integrate Homey control of the Apple TV I think this solution is the better way to go though: https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-appletv


#3

Very interested in this! Anyone made any progress in this?
And @johan_bendz, how would you see this integrated in homey?


#4

I imagine something like the Google Chromecast App


#5

@Emile i see Athom made the chromecast app, is a similair app for the Apple TV something Athom has already plans for?

Coen