HA + Airplay (ATV) + Harmony Hub

Hey all. I am quite new to this but started to play with automation.

I am stuck with making this scenario work:

  1. Airplay to ATV via my phone (currently does nothing, except the ATV turns on)
  2. Turn on TV, switch it to the right input
  3. Turn on Harmony Hub and switch it to ATV activity, to make the remote work.
  4. Send command to Harmony Remote to increase volume. This turns on my soundbar (it’s not wifi enabled, that’s why).

I managed to set up automation for the TV to come on when smth is playing on Apple TV. I even managed to make the Harmony Hub go on and run the “Watch Apple TV” activity, but the problem is — it breaks the airplay stream. I am sure it has to do with the way Harmony Apple TV activity works — it turns ATV on when it’s already on and I can’t find a way around this.

P.S. I am using the “beta” Apple TV integration in Harmony. The one that works as a Bluetooth instead or IR.

Any ideas?