Looking for help with automating a video


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Hello, first time posting here looking for some help.

I am crafting a halloween house decoration using a combination of smart switches, outlets, and bulbs. I am using the Apple home and shortcuts app to get everything to turn on and off based on sunset times. I have everything up and running except for one thing.

Part of the decoration is a video that plays on a TV in a house window over the garage. Using an Apple TV I can set an automation to wake the whole thing up. What I can’t figure out is how to get a video to play automatically on the TV.

Although my current setup is Apple TV based I am willing to pursue any solution even if it involves using a different source for the video. I have a fully automated turn off of everything including the video. Ideally the solution would be a fully automated turn on including playing the video.

Thank you for any help you can give.

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