Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Beta 4

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (new: v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (new: beta 0.4.1, January 8, 2015) running on Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta 4 (build number 14C94b), released on January 8, 2015. I positively tested on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.0.2 software

Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta 4 is still not working perfectly! My MacBook Pro 13” End 2013 got again WiFi issues. The crashes after stand-by mode (black screen, not able to login after sleep mode or after opening the lid) on beta 3 were due to an incompatible AirParrot screen driver and are resolved by an AirParrot update.

Hence, I’m lucky that Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are working:

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta 4

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta 4


The latest Apple TV 7.0.2 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).

PlexConnect was updated on December 14, 2014 and is available for download.

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 0.4.1 was also updated on January 8, 2015, and is available for download, now as an installer app:

Openplex 0.4.1 Changelog:

  • Brand new Panel free app to provide better notification center visibility on 10.9-10.10. OS X 10.8.x has issues with notification center so the 10.6-10.8 app instead is used.
  • Proper fully functional dark mode icon has been implemented for 10.10.x.
  • Add was made to appear over other windows by default for better visibility and to simplify user interface.
  • New hidden updater function built-in.
  • Redesigned the application code almost entirely to make it easier to work with.
  • Fixed WebConnect to work again by modifying its folder permissions.
  • Fixed a lot of bugs breaking the app from even working if a new user that never used the app prior such as launchctl errors and permission issues.
  • Merged main application code into the app’s Github to allow the app to function much faster
  • Only temp folder is now extinct and OpenPlex has been move to ~/Library/Application Support.
  • Faster app updates, git clones, WebConnect views.
  • Created a better symbolic 2.7.9 systemwide python link to save 140 MB – 170 MB of data for everyone. Thanks to @iBaa for the help with working with to get that right.
  • Started testing on virtualized environments 10.6-10.9 thanks to @ (I forgot I will add later, fish tank app guy) 🙂
  • Finally got OS X 10.6.x to update to 2.7.9 systemwide python and have working pillow (again thanks to @iBaa).
  • Fixed WebConnect in app updater to use new path(s) and git clones and other features.
  • Removed all delays from the app to increase response time but may this may hinder notification center will have to see how the app pans out in the next few days.
  • Improved error checking a bit and improved in app updater code to function with less code.
  • Initial installation of the app will seem like a very long process but this is due to the two Githubs being merged together, it should be a one time thing unless the git becomes corrupt somehow.

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 10.10.2 Yosemite beta 4 without any issues! However, Mac OS X 10.10.2 must be improved compared to the 4th beta version…

Stay tuned! 😉

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