Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta 5

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5. One June 9, 2015, one day after the release of the first OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5 (build number 14E33b, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2 software. Referring to the release notes, the Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. The focus areas are Photos, Migration, Arabic and Hebrew.

The following set up was used for testing:

  • Plex (Version w/o ‘Plex Pass’, June 6, 2015)
  • PlexConnect (v0.5-dev, December 14, 2014)
  • OpenPlex (beta 0.5, April 27, 2015)
  • Apple TV 3 / 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A)
  • MacBook Pro 13” Late 2013

Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are working on OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5:

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5


The latest Apple TV 7.2 software is only available for Apple TV 3 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and Apple TV 3 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A).

Plex Media Server was updated on June 6, 2015 (w/o ‘Plex Pass’).

Plex Version changelog:

  • New:
    • Let there be HTTPS!
  • Fixes:
    • An issue editing tags with commas and other special characters.
    • Track mood editing issue.
    • Don’t create duplicate playlists when importing from iTunes during first scan.
    • Localization on Linux wasn’t working.
    • Improve reliablity of online presence detection.
    • Crash on startup due to corrupted cache file (thanks, sa2000!)
    • An issue where DASH streaming would fail if certain audio streams were selected.
    • (Windows) User installs of Python could interfere.
    • (Western Digital) Package improvements.
    • (Ubuntu) Fix config path issue.
    • (Ubuntu) Do not run systemctl on non systemd installs.
    • (Sync) Logging improvements.
    • (Sync) Analyze media items on-the-fly if needed.Allow agents to provide sort titles.

PlexConnect v0.5 changelog (major improvements):

  • Revamped Audio/Music handling (for iOS>=7.0. That version got a new XML audio player… thanks Beats!)
  • GUI improvements: Fanart, Backgrounds… (needs PIL/Pillow library for Python)
  • Playlists support (video/audio): continuous play, shuffle, also for TVShow/Season/Episodes
  • Save ATVSettings.cfg after changes

Further more, OpenPlex beta 0.5 was updated with some improvements on March 28, 2015, and is available for download as an installer app:

Openplex beta 0.5 Changelog:

  • New GUI by CyberGhost84.
  • Added boot lock button to app to enable all apps to load @ boot e.g. Plex Media Server and then locks the screen to prevent unauthorized access to your mac while still loading all the apps.
  • Removed “mute boot” button.
  • Add icon upload video tutorial.
  • Simplified hijack tab into one window with Apple TV setup guide.
  • Fixed bug in reboot OS X option in WebConnect.
  • Fixed bug in myplex loader.

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 the latest Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are still running on Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta 5 with hijacking Trailers, iMovie and WSJ app!

Stay tuned! 😉

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