Intrinsic’s New Driver Brings IP Control to the Apple TV

Apple TV IP Driver

Intrinsic Group has introduced a new Apple TV range of IP controlled driver modules, enabling full integration and convenient access to the feature-rich experience of Apple TV.

“Apple TV is an incredibly popular, yet continually evolving, media player that features in the vast majority of home technology projects,” says Will Hopkins, CEO at Intrinsic Group. “Standard control methodology is via IR. Whilst this works, it has its limitations since it offers no way of accessing the product’s renowned and intuitive set of features. Also, it’s common for the IR bud to drop off, or for the deflector to slip, resulting in the homeowner losing control and beaming IR signals to multiple units at the same time. Our new Intrinsic Connected range of driver modules fulfils a clear and immediate market need, allowing installers to deliver a much better, more reliable and more cost-effective IR-free approach to controlling Apple TV in the home.”

The Apple TV driver range provides two-way IP control of Apple TV devices. It gives full access to metadata, including album artwork, now playing name, current position and duration, as well as offering homeowners the ability to navigate to a specific position by dragging on the slider and jumping to a required point. On compatible platforms this feature can be easily linked to voice control for extra convenience.

Intrinsic is offering Apple TV drivers for Elan, Crestron and Crestron Studio. Control4, RTI and URC modules are currently in development and will be available soon. Drivers are licensed on a per install rather than per device basis at £75 each, so that any number of Apple TVs can be integrated onto a single project for just one price. Free copies are available for dealers to use in their own homes or on demo systems, prior to installation.

More information on the company’s Apple TV range of modules can be found at www.intrinsicgrouplimited.com

1 Comment on "Intrinsic’s New Driver Brings IP Control to the Apple TV"

  1. The best use for Apple TV is certainly using it as an apple home hub to control all your electronic devices. However, there is a tricky part. Not all devices are compatible with apple home kit / Apple TV. I must confess, Apple TV works pretty good with Crestron system. To integrate apple TV with a highly complex automation system like Crestron, you will need a good Crestron dealer.

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