URC Launches Apple TV Certified Integration and Voice Assistance

URC Launches Apple TV Certified Integration and Voice Assistance

URC’s MRX-30 and MRX-15 premium system controllers can now be used to control Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

This native integration allows users to control Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD natively through URCs portfolio of interfaces including table controllers with 7” to 10” touchscreens (the TDC-9100 and TDC-7100), flush-mount controllers with 5” to 10” touchscreens (the TKP-9600, TKP-8600, TKP-7600 and TKP-5600), and ergonomic handheld remote with 2.4” capacitive touchscreen (the TRC-1480.)

With the push of a touchscreen or microphone button on the TKP-8600 and TRC-1480, users can now ask Siri to control what’s playing on Apple TV, search for shows and movies, and check a game’s score. Users can also ask Siri to control HomeKit-compatible accessories, such as lights, door locks, and thermostats.

With Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, customers can enjoy their favorite shows and movies from all the popular video apps, use the Apple TV app to watch award-winning Apple TV+ originals and thousands of newly released movies, classic favorites and TV shows . Customers can also enjoy Apple Music, Apple Arcade and thousands of other apps, including games, fitness and education, all through a single device built for the biggest screen in the house.

“This next-generation voice-activated Apple TV integration allows our dealers to easily install smart home systems with premium streaming entertainment quality across hardware and streaming sources,” said Lars Granoe, VP of product development, URC. “This is the first true integration between custom electronics installation brands.”

Combining the power of URC’s Total Control MRX-30 and MRX-15 controlled systems and Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD creates unified, smart home control for homeowners. The main benefits of the Apple TV integration are:

  • Unified Controls – Use the Total Control system to ask Siri to answer your personal requests on your Apple TV, minimizing the number of controllers
  • Voice Control – URC’s voice commands enable two-way communication with easy homeowner control via URC user interfaces
  • Simplified Integration Programming – Fast, easy and professional programming through URC’s home automation dealer community
  • Fast User Response – URC’s secure database enables quick response to voice commands and provides a superior user experience when searching or launching apps.

The URC dealer community is excited about this launch. Ryan Yeackley, van Schaefer’s TV, stated: “I am very excited about integrating URC with Apple TV as it provides a simple, straightforward solution for our customers. Adding the ability to use Siri with the TRC-1480 and TKP-8600 expands the ability to not only navigate faster to the Favorites app, but it can also be used as an alternative audio source. The module is lightning fast and has a clean user interface. I think showing this in our showroom will add more comfort during the buying process. Connecting all of their streaming devices seamlessly is a big plus. Kudos to the URC team for publishing a new solid module that extends the integration capabilities of an already robust library of device integrations.”

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