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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex and PlexConnect are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 3. OpenPlex is also working on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 3. On July 7, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 (build number 6849) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 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 could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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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
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.2 software Update. On June 30, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 6.2 (Build number 6698.99.50.31) software update for Apple TV 2nd and 3rd generation. PlexConnect enables to play Plex Media Server on Apple TV. I tested it right now and I can confirm it for my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro Update and my MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2012) running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect. Apple TV 6.2 includes general performance, stability and security improvements. Apple TV 6.2 update comes alongside the new iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That update adds:

OpenPlex set up PlexConnect: 1. Click on settings wheel to open installer. 2. Click on GitHub icon to start at the first time. 3. Choose a theme. 4. Click on 'Pillow Installer'. 5. Hijack desired app by clicking on an app icon.

Update: OpenPlex Lite: Easily Get PlexConnect On Apple TV
Plex icon with Apple TV logoOpenPlex automatically installs PlexConnect on your Mac, easily generates certificate files, updates, starts and stops PlexConnect without Mac terminal. OpenPlex is a open source app that will automatically properly install PlexConnect by cloning PlexConnect into ‘…/Applications/PlexConnect‘ on your Mac to enable easily updates, generate any desired certificate file (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), hi-jack desired Apple TV app (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), and update PlexConnect automatically or on demand. Furthermore, OpenPlex is running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS x 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

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Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Plex LogoOn June 17, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 (build number 6832.3) software. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 (“iOS 8”). However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 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 could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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AirParrot logoAirParrot 1.2 for Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 8.1 was released on June 13, 2014. AirParrot 1.2 for Windows is a major update with optimizations on the video capture engine, audio performance and CPU usage according to the official release notes. However, as reported previously for AirParrot 1.1.7, AirParrot 1.2 for Windows is still defective on my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Preview, too. AirPlay mirroring my PC’s screen to my Apple TV 3 still stutters every time I try to AirPlay videos to my Apple TV. In addition, I got sound problems to fix.

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iOS 8 iconiOS 8 AirPlay brings a peer-to-peer AirPlay option to wirelessly connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Apple TV. You do not need to be connected to a WiFi network. With this option, any friend, colleague or partner of yours is able to stream content from his iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Apple TV via AirPlay. The peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback is shortly introduced on a Apple iOS 8 enterprise page.

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Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.2 Update
Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Update: PlexConnect Running on Apple TV 7.0 Beta 1 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Plex LogoOn April 23, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 6.1.1 (6698.99.19) software update. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.1.1 (Apple TV 2nd and 3rd generation). 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” (Mid 2012) running on Mavericks. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect. Apple TV 6.1.1 includes general performance, stability and security improvements.

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Plex LogoPlex is a media center software including a media server, and desktop (Mac OS X, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1) and mobile clients (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8) and now is now also available on Chromecast. Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any devices. Plex is also running on Apple TV (2nd and 3rd) generation. However, you need to tweak the Apple TV with PlexConnect on Mac OS X or Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. This is not a simply doing, you need to install several apps, create and install a specific Apple TV profile. Especially, inexperencied user face problems to get PlexConnect running. Hence, there is an easier way to use Plex on Apple TV without PlexConnect or jailbreak via AirPlay mirroring using Plex for iOS.

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AirParrot-Reflector logoAirParrot and Reflector App are versatile tools to use Apple’s AirPlay function to mirror screens. The well-known function of AirParrot for Mac or AirParrot for Windows mirrors the computer screen to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation). Using Reflector for Mac or Reflector for Windows PC turns your computer into an AirPlay receiver and enables AirPlay screen mirroring from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computers.

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Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.2 Update
Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Update: PlexConnect Running on Apple TV 7.0 Beta 1 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.1.1 Update
Update: Plex On Apple TV Without PlexConnect Or Jailbreak via AirPlay
Plex LogoOn March 10, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 6.1 (6698.99.16) software update. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.1 (2nd and 3rd generation). 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” (Mid 2012) running on Mavericks. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect. Apple TV 6.1 delivers some security improvements and a new feature to arrange main menu items, especially unwanted channels.