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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
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 8. On September 18, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 (build number 6897.5) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 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 final Apple TV 7.0 software only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

Apple TV 7.0 software comes along with the new iOS 8. There are no changes compared to Apple TV 7.0 GM seed. 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 Yosemite beta 8.

The release notes of Apple TV 7.0 are:

Apple TV Software Update 7.0—Apple TV (3rd generation) only

  • Refreshed user experience: A fresh new look for Apple TV.
  • iCloud Family Sharing: Play your family’s purchases.
  • Ask to Buy: Make sure children get permission before buying items from iTunes.
  • Descriptive Video Services: Hear descriptive video with a new accessibility feature coming to select iTunes movies and TV shows later this year.
  • Peer-to-peer AirPlay: Guests can AirPlay from their Mac or iOS device directly to your Apple TV (model A1469 or later) without connecting to your wireless network.
  • Beats Music: Listen to music that’s always right for you.

Software update 7.0 is available only for Apple TV (3rd generation). Find out which Apple TV you have. The update is available via Apple TV software update function. After updating, the Apple TV software version shown is 7.0 (6897.5), the build number was 6698.99.50.31 on Apple TV 6.2.

Apple TV 7.0 build number 6897.5 About

Apple TV 7.0 build number 6897.5 About

Hijacking Trailers app, iMovie Theatre and WSJ app works on Apple TV 6.2 software. However, hijacking iMovie Theatre on Apple TV 7.0 does not work anymore in the common way. iMovie Theatre is just working ‘normal’, meaning you access the standard iMovie Theatre. There’s no attempt to access PlexConnect. Otherwise, Trailers app and WSJ app operate successfully on Apple TV 7.0.

Luckily, there was recently published a patch to get iMovie Theatre working again (Cudos to Lucian!). For details see the thread on the Plex Forums. I’m sure that this or a similar patch will be included in the next PlexConnect update. So stay tuned for the update.

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

If you install Apple TV 7.0 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 7.0 software and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 8 without any issues! In addition, I like the new design in iOS 8 style! What do you think about the new design? Let us know and comment!

Stay tuned! 😉

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  1. Leon
    Leon says:

    Hey G.A.P…nice site/blog you have here…i’m only having one issue i think…how do i place the three magic files on my sinology server?? can’t seem to get it right via http://ftp…do you have any clue how to do that champ?? 🙂 ..and thanks ahead if you can help me/others 🙂

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