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Metriacanthosaurus said:In case anyone is confused: No one with an Apple TV should care.
- I can AirPlay to my Apple TV, but who really does this anymore? Frankly it is a bit old fashioned at this point. 99% of what I would AirPlay can be natively played back on Apple TV, and easier than even before with new Siri commands.
- My TV turns on and off with the Apple TV via CEC.
- My volume control is all universal via CEC/HDMI-ARC and controlled from the iOS Remote App/Remote Widget/Apple Watch, or the Siri Remote itself (bluetooth not IR).
- Switching inputs also happens automatically via CEC, but I rarely switch inputs anyway because the Apple TV is the main driver.
AirPlay and HomeKit coming to the TV's themselves is a good thing, but only for certain use cases. It does not apply to anyone already using an Apple TV. I feel like this has to be mentioned because I see a lot of confused people trying to find a way that this applies to them.