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  1. Have you heard anything more about this? Thanks! John
  2. I've been experimenting a bit with Spotify Connect playlists and I'm really happy with this solution. One issue though is when starting a playlist (via the navigator or via programming) it always starts with the same song order, even if it was saved in shuffle mode. I've worked around this in programming by turning shuffle off, pausing, turning it back on, pausing and then skipping to the next track. But it's really inelegant. Is there a better solution for this that I'm missing? Thanks! John
  3. Control4 has these on their Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Control4Automation). Also, just search for Composer Home Edition on youtube and there are a number of good videos (by Control4 and others). John
  4. 2) I'm aware of that, but is there a physical (i.e. radio spectrum) incompatibility, or is it just software? I wonder if it's just software if that sort of support could be added (assuming they wanted to do it). I honestly have no idea. Do you know? John
  5. I think of all of my wish list items this one would be the most valuable to me. Since Apple Music files have DRM I can't play them in C4 without using Shairbridge, which is hit or miss, and is why I am also hoping for Airplay 2 support. We'll see what happens. Apple Music integration may not happen due to Apple, but at least Airplay 2 is something they are freely licensing. John
  6. You can't. I believe there's a fellow who created a custom IR driver that will do this though. However, at WWDC Apple announced integration with Control4 and others for Apple TV and that almost certainly means the ability to control all functions such as long presses. There's no ETA on when this will be available, but I wouldn't be surprised to at least get an update at CEDIA, if not a a release. John
  7. Here's my list, some of these may actually happen, some probably won't, and some may not be possible due to 3rd parties (i.e. Apple) Airplay 2 support for Shairbridge Support for Zigbee lights like Hue without the need for the Hue or other Zigbee bridge. Apple Music Integration Siri and Google Home support Improvements to When/Then for more advanced programming John
  8. Guide, info and STAR don't work for me. I didn't think there was a way to do this, so I'd be happy to learn otherwise. I do know there's a fellow with an IR driver that claims to have all of this working. But that would require getting that IR driver, having your dealer install it, along with an IR blaster on your Apple TV. May or may not be worth it. I suspect the eventual "official" integration from Apple will allow for this as well. For now, I just keep the Apple TV remote handy (or use the remote app on my phone) if I need that functionality. John
  9. In case anyone is interested, the integration (according to the WWDC sessions) is the ability to add a "remote" to Homekit as an accessory, which would then be able to control Apple TV including issue Siri commands (to the apple TV). In other words, just like the Siri remote that ships with the Apple TV, but now third parties can do that. There was no mention of any other capabilities. That's not to say they do not exist, but that's all Apple has said. For what it's worth, C4 (or Savant, Crestron, etc) could integrate their systems with Homekit as a bridge, and that's not new capability. The fact that this hasn't happened yet is probably a pretty good indicator that it won't in the near future. John
  10. That wasn't my point. It's not a real shame for Control4, it's a real shame for those who'd like to do that.
  11. I take it those types of users are never going to be supported, which is a real shame.
  12. This is a great point, and could be what Crestron and Savant are looking into, based on their public statements. None of this is under NDA in any way. I wish Control4 would simply clarify what they mean by Siri control. But I wish for a lot of things that I don't get. 🙂 Anyhow there's more we need to learn about Shortcuts and what apps can do. But if it's open enough then the possibilities are exciting. I missed the WWDC session on this yesterday, but I'm going to watch the replay tonight. Hopefully this exposes enough capability to make device control possible. John
  13. Agreed. I took the Apple announcement to mean the integrators remotes could do everything the Siri remote can do, including using it to issue commands to the Apple TV by voice. There was nothing in Apple's announcement that suggested anything other than that. But both Crestron and Savant have indicated that there's more to it, including control of their devices using Siri, akin to what we have with Alexa today. This is why I'd like Control4 to clarify this, because we're hearing different things from all parties. John
  14. Savant posted their release and I asked them about Siri control of Savant devices. Their response to me was they are investigating both options, as in both Apple TV control and Siri control of Savant devices. Which is exactly what Crestron said. Also, my comment about Control4 clarifying was not to suggest we get special information. I think it's perfectly reasonable for them to clarify what is obviously a question many of us have, and is probably not under NDA given open statements from both Savant and Crestron. I don't expect Ryan to unilaterally decide to tell us stuff, but at the same time there's nothing wrong with asking for some clarification. Again, to be clear, I'm not trying to pressure Ryan or anyone else. But given the statements from Savant and Crestron, it would be nice if they could see if a clarification could be given on this. If the answer is no, then that's fine, but as I said earlier, I think it's a perfectly reasonable request. John
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