Plex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, March 13, 2015) running on Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 (“iOS 8.3 beta 4”) and Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 5 (build number 14D113c, “pre-release”). On March 12, 2015, Apple released the Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 (build number 7509) software and iOS 8.3 beta 4.
Similar to Apple TV 7.1, the Apple TV 7.2 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 means that the final Apple TV 7.2 software will only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).
Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software comes along with the new iOS 8.3 beta 4. iCloud Photo Library’s beta label has been removed again. It has been removed and re-added in past iOS 8.3 betas, so it is not clear whether the service will be out of beta when iOS 8.3 launches. Further more, an earlier beta introduced filtering in Messages, allowing users to separate messages received from friends and those received from strangers into two categories. In beta 4, the category for iMessages sent from those who are not in a user’s contact list has been renamed to “Unknown Sender.”
There are no obvious changes compared to Apple TV 7.1 and Apple TV 7.2 beta 2. 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 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 5.
Software update Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 is available only for Apple TV (3rd generation). Find out which Apple TV you have. The update is only available for developers. After updating, the Apple TV software version shown is 7.2 (7509), the build number was 7506 on Apple TV 7.2 beta 2. Hijacking Trailers app, iMovie Theatre and WSJ app works on Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software.
Re-installation of the ‘trailer.cer’ profile:
If you want to install Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software for the very first time, there is 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:
- For Mac OS X: PlexConnect On Windows 8 And OS X 10.8.4: Plex Media Server On Apple TV 2 And 3 Without Jailbreak
- For Windows 7, 8 and 8.1: Installing PlexConnect On Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 After Apple TV Update
- For Windows 10: How To Install PlexConnect On Windows 10
Finally, I am very delighted that Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are still running on the Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software and Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 5 without any issues!
Stay tuned! 😉