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OpenPlex Lite: Easily Get PlexConnect On Apple TV

Plex icon with Apple TV logoOpenPlex Lite automatically installs and manages PlexConnect on your Mac to get Plex Media Server streaming on your Apple TV. In contrast to OpenPlex, OpenPlex Lite is an app for the everyday user who are not in the need of a lot of extra function, as the creator “stoffez” states in the OpenPlex Lite about section. For superior requirements, OpenPlex, developed by ‘Wahlman.j’ (Source Code), ‘CyberGhost84’ (GUI) & ‘Flipman6’ (Obj-C), is the right choice.

OpenPlex Lite Mac OS X app for PlexConnect on Apple TV

OpenPlex Lite Mac OS X app for PlexConnect on Apple TV

OpenPlex Lite is an open source app that will automatically install PlexConnect by cloning PlexConnect into ‘…/Applications/PlexConnect‘ on your Mac to enable easily generate any desired certificate file (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), hijacks desired Apple TV apps (Trailers, wsj, or iMovie) without Mac terminal. Furthermore, OpenPlex Lite is running on up to Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 4.

How to set up OpenPlex Lite:

The OpenPlex options are:

  • Start PlexConnect – Starts PlexConnect if its stopped
  • Stop PlexConnect – Stops PlexConnect if its running
  • Show Log – Shows the status of plexconnect (sometimes it needs to be refreshed via the system log app when starting or stoping plexconnect)
  • Exit – Exits and quits OpenPlex Lite app
  • Setup – menu ‘Installation‘, ‘Setup guide‘ and ‘about‘ section


Forum – takes you to the PlexConnect forums
Wiki — takes you to the PlexConnect wiki
Roadmap – takes you to the current PlexConnect roadmap

PlexConnect on Windows:

If you are also a Windows user and if you want to get PlexConnect on your Windows PC, then have a look at this post:

Installing PlexConnect On Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 After Apple TV Update and

How To Install PlexConnect On Windows 10

OpenPlex Lite is a very helpful app to automatically install PlexConnect on your Mac, to easily generate certificate files, and to start and stop PlexConnect without Mac terminal. OpenPlex Lite is working on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite and 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 4. Kudos to the OpenPlex Lite author ‘stoffez’ and the OpenPlex authors ‘Wahlman.j’ (Source Code), ‘CyberGhost84’ (GUI) & ‘Flipman6’ (Obj-C)!

Stay tuned! 😉

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