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Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 GM Seed (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 7. On September 9, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 GM (build number 6897.5) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 GM seed 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 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex (beta 0.2.5) are running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 7, positively tested both on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 6.2 software and on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.0 software (beta 4). Though, Apple published Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 7 with build number ’14A343f’ on September 2, 2014, a new iOS 8 beta version and Apple TV 7.0 software beta version were not released, as expected by experts.

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 6, positively tested both on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 6.2 software and on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.0 software (beta 4). Though, Apple published Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 6 with build number ’14A329f’ on August 18, 2014, a new iOS 8 beta version and Apple TV 7.0 software beta version were not released, as expected by experts.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoHijack iMovie Theatre or WSJ (Wall Street Journal) app instead of Trailers app to get Plex Media Server and PlexConnect running on your Apple TV. For Mac users, there is an app solution, called OpenPlex, for easy switching the Apple TV app you want to hijack. However, OpenPlex is not available for Windows systems. Therefore, you need to switch manually the app for hijacking.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5. On August 4, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (build number 6885) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 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. 

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4. On July 21, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (build number 6865) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 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 could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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.