In the new version of home assistant at the time of writing (2020.12.1) Apple TV integration is back working again, since the TVOS 13 update it broke the old mechanism home assistant used.
Now it is possible to integrate Apple TV in home Assistant in the integration page.
I made a video on Youtube with detailed instructions with a couple of automation ideas too:
Once integrated you will have a media player entity and a remote entity.
The media player entity displays what is currently running on your Apple TV, with remote you can send commands like left, right, up and down.
In this post I’m going to give you two use cases that you can use
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Stream baby monitor on Apple TV when motion is detected and baby is sleeping
To accomplish this we need:
- Apple TV
- IP Camera integrated into HA
- Motion sensor in the room
- An Input boolean that can set if the baby is sleeping or not.
This is the code that you will need remember to substitute your entity_ids in the code
input_boolean: baby_asleep: name: Notify when someone arrives home icon: mdi:baby
alias: Stream Baby Monitor on Apple TV trigger: platform: state entity_id: binary_sensor.landing_sensor_2_motion action: service: camera.play_stream entity_id: camera.uvc_flex data: entity_id: camera.uvc_flex media_player: media_player.atv condition: condition: state entity_id: input_boolean.baby_asleep state: 'on'
Activate Scene when movie is playing on Apple TV after sunset
This will set the right tone for movie night after a long day.
First of all create a scene, you can do this on the UI or in the scenes.yaml, below you can find the code:
name: Living Room Movie entities: light.living_2: min_mireds: 153 max_mireds: 500 effect_list: - colorloop - random brightness: 15 color_temp: 309 effect: none friendly_name: Living 2 supported_features: 63 state: 'on' light.living_1: min_mireds: 153 max_mireds: 500 effect_list: - colorloop - random friendly_name: Living 1 supported_features: 63 state: 'off' light.lidl_lamp1: min_mireds: 140 max_mireds: 650 effect_list: - colorloop brightness: 51 color_temp: 364 is_deconz_group: false friendly_name: Lidl Lamp 1 supported_features: 63 state: 'on' light.lidl_lamp2: min_mireds: 140 max_mireds: 650 effect_list: - colorloop brightness: 43 color_temp: 350 is_deconz_group: false friendly_name: Lidl Lamp 2 supported_features: 63 state: 'on' light.hue_white_candle_2: brightness: 48 friendly_name: Lamp 2 supported_features: 41 state: 'on' icon: mdi:movie
Then we need to create an automation to trigger the code:
alias: Trigger Movie Scene trigger: - platform: state entity_id: media_player.atv to: 'on' - platform: state entity_id: media_player.plex_plex_for_apple_tv_living_room to: 'on' condition: - condition: sun after: sunset before: sunrise action: - scene: scene.living_room_movie mode: single