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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex (beta 0.2.5) are running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 7, positively tested both on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 6.2 software and on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.0 software (beta 4). Though, Apple published Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 7 with build number ’14A343f’ on September 2, 2014, a new iOS 8 beta version and Apple TV 7.0 software beta version were not released, as expected by experts.

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 6, positively tested both on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 6.2 software and on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.0 software (beta 4). Though, Apple published Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 6 with build number ’14A329f’ on August 18, 2014, a new iOS 8 beta version and Apple TV 7.0 software beta version were not released, as expected by experts.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoHijack iMovie Theatre or WSJ (Wall Street Journal) app instead of Trailers app to get Plex Media Server and PlexConnect running on your Apple TV. For Mac users, there is an app solution, called OpenPlex, for easy switching the Apple TV app you want to hijack. However, OpenPlex is not available for Windows systems. Therefore, you need to switch manually the app for hijacking.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5. On August 4, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (build number 6885) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4. On July 21, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (build number 6865) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex and PlexConnect are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 3. OpenPlex is also working on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 3. On July 7, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 (build number 6849) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0.3
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0.2
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0.1
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.2 software Update. On June 30, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 6.2 (Build number 6698.99.50.31) software update for Apple TV 2nd and 3rd generation. PlexConnect enables to play Plex Media Server on Apple TV. I tested it right now and I can confirm it for my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro Update and my MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2012) running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect. Apple TV 6.2 includes general performance, stability and security improvements. Apple TV 6.2 update comes alongside the new iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That update adds:

OpenPlex set up PlexConnect: 1. Click on settings wheel to open installer. 2. Click on GitHub icon to start at the first time. 3. Choose a theme. 4. Click on 'Pillow Installer'. 5. Hijack desired app by clicking on an app icon.

Update: OpenPlex Lite: Easily Get PlexConnect On Apple TV
Plex icon with Apple TV logoOpenPlex automatically installs PlexConnect on your Mac, easily generates certificate files, updates, starts and stops PlexConnect without Mac terminal. OpenPlex is a open source app that will automatically properly install PlexConnect by cloning PlexConnect into ‘…/Applications/PlexConnect‘ on your Mac to enable easily updates, generate any desired certificate file (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), hi-jack desired Apple TV app (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), and update PlexConnect automatically or on demand. Furthermore, OpenPlex is running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS x 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

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Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Plex LogoOn June 17, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 (build number 6832.3) software. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 (“iOS 8”). However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.2 Update
Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Update: PlexConnect Running on Apple TV 7.0 Beta 1 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Plex LogoOn April 23, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 6.1.1 (6698.99.19) software update. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.1.1 (Apple TV 2nd and 3rd generation). I tested it right now and I can confirm it for my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro and my MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2012) running on Mavericks. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect. Apple TV 6.1.1 includes general performance, stability and security improvements.