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Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.1

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, February 20, 2015) running on Apple TV 7.1 (“iOS 8.2”) and Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite final release (build number 14C109). On March 9, 2015, Apple released the Apple TV 7.1 (build number 7003) software and iOS 8.2. Similar to Apple TV 7.0.3, the Apple TV 7.1 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 means that the Apple TV 7.1 software will only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

Apple TV 7.1 software comes along with the new iOS 8.2 (including Apple Watch support). There are no obvious changes compared to Apple TV 7.0.3, but general stability and performance improvements and security improvements. The big deal: HBO now will exclusively start in April 2015 on Apple TV.

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” retina (End 2013) running on Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite.

Software update 7.1 is available only for Apple TV (3rd generation). Find out which Apple TV you have. After updating, the Apple TV software version shown is 7.1 (7003), the build number was 6917 on Apple TV 7.0.3 and 7002 on Apple TV 7.1 beta. Hijacking Trailers app, iMovie Theatre and WSJ app works on Apple TV 7.1 software.

Apple TV 7.1 build number 7003 About

Apple TV 7.1 build number 7003 About

Re-installation of the ‘trailer.cer’ profile:

If you want to install Apple TV 7.1 software for the very first time, there could be the need to restore your Apple TV, meaning all added profile were deleted. Hence, re-install the certificate file to get PlexConnect running again. I used the same certificate file I generated for Apple TV 6 software and installed the profile following ‘PlexConnect: Installling Certificates On Apple TV Without USB‘. Finally, I configured the DNS of the Apple TV 3 to the IP address of my Plex Media Server according to the GitHub DNS configuration guide and PlexConnect works as good as before the update. If you are new to PlexConnect then follow the work around to get PlexConnect running on your Apple TV:

Finally, I am very delighted that Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are still running on the Apple TV 7.1 software and Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite without any issues!

Stay tuned! 😉

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