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Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan. On March 21, 2016, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan (build number 15E65, ‘final release’). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2.1 software. Find more about Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on Apple’s Website. I had not to re-install OpenPlex.

The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

Due to improved OS security, you must disable the System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’, also called “rootless” before installing or updating OpenPlex (the latest 0.6 version dated February 19, 2016, should do this automatically) or OpenPlex Lite. Here’s the System Integrity Protection fix (but be aware that you’re loosing security! Re-activate it after Installation!):

The following set up was used for testing:

  • Upgraded OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan with enabled System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’.
  • Plex (Version / March 21, 2016)
  • PlexConnect (v0.5-dev, December 14, 2014)
  • OpenPlex (beta 0.6, January 14, 2016)
  • Apple TV 3 / 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A)
  • MacBook Pro 13” Late 2013

Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are working on Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan:

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan

Plex-PlexConnect-OpenPlex on Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan


Plex Version changelog:

Plex Media Server was updated on March 21, 2016.

  • New:
    • Update Plex/Web to 2.5.9
  •  Fixes:
    • New installs weren’t offering a simple way to sign into plex.tv.
    • Transcoded music playback was failing on Playstation 3 and 4 apps.

PlexConnect v0.5 changelog (major improvements):

The latest PlexConnect update (v0.5-dev) was on December 14, 2014.

  • 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

Openplex beta 0.6 Changelog:

Further more, OpenPlex beta 0.6 was released with a new GUI on February 19, 2016, and is available for download as an installer app:

  • New GUI by CyberGhost84.
  • Add Settings.cfg easy editing
  • Multiple bug fixes
  • Add python firewall codesign button
  • Add trash can warning removal
  • Add CLT check in OpenPlex.app
  • Add CLT dialog in installer.app to display when not installed
  • Fix loaders (requires script editor 2.7 when editing/saving and importing back into Xcode)
  • Fixed OpenPlex.app to be SIP compliant by moving all scripts from /usr/bin to /usr/local/bin and exporting paths
  • Replaced HOME with ~ in appweb.bash to simplify code & improve installer
  • Added opening app automatically after updating app for 10.9.x-10.11.x
  • Added note to icon tab that only CyberGhost84 & Wahlman.j theme’s currently can upload icon
  • Redesigned GUI by CyberGhost84
  • Removed fanartcache backup/restoration & viewing. Kept delete fanartcache since section icons can’t be removed due to mediabadges location in /assets/thumbnails/mediabadges.
  • Bug fix on all theme’s for changed custom section icons locations
  • Add new view for WebConnect “safari iOS view”
  • Add & enable preview for Wahlman.j theme
  • Add Website button to settings tab
  • bug fix webconnect to prevent permission errors in sudoers from using root instead of default user

How to install PlexConnect on Apple TV:

If you are new to PlexConnect then follow the work around to get PlexConnect running on your Apple TV:

The latest Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are still running on Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan with hijacking Trailers, iMovie and WSJ app! But keep in mind to deactivate System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’ before installing OpenPlex Lite.

Stay tuned! 😉

5 thoughts on “Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan”

  1. Hi, i have done everything in the tutorial, and everything was working until a few days ago the apple tv says trailers not available. try again later and i can’t seem to find what’s wrong. I’ve reviewed every step and it’s all ok but no trailers available. Whats wrong?

    I’m on a macbook white late 2009, 10.11.4 el capitan, plex connect, open plex lite. Mac ip is the same as the apple tv dns. What should i do?

  2. I have been trtying to run the installer for 6 days now, just doesn’t work. Have done the csrutil thing. Have done the xcode install and command line tools. Macbook pro 2008, Latest El Capitan New Install, fresh. No Joy. Pulling hair out…

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