Plex

New hack brings Plex back to the Apple TV

We have some good news following our yesterday's report that PlexConnect, the hack that allows you to run Plex on a non jailbroken Apple TV had been disabled in the device's recent update. As it turns out, you can still run PlexConnect on your Apple TV, although it might not be as straightforward as it once was.

Developer Paul Kehrer has written a fairly detailed tutorial explaining how to run PlexConnect on your Apple TV. The hack still poses as Apple TV's Trailers app in order to accomplish the install...

Bad news: this morning’s Apple TV update broke PlexConnect hack

Apple this morning has issued an update making its popular $99 Apple TV gadget a whole lot more useful by enabling an additional five content channels: 24/7 music video streaming via Vevo TV, in addition to on-demand and live video feeds from Weather Channel, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Smithsonian Channel.

While not a software update per se - new icons automatically appear on your Home screen upon firing up the set-top box without requiring any intervention on the user's part - something has changed because it's broken PlexConnect, a popular hack that fools Apple's Trailers app into streaming media files stored on your computer, no jailbreak required...

Plex iOS app is just $1.99, for a limited time only

My home theater setup depends on the Plex Mac/iOS apps for hassle-free access to both local media stored on my Mac and networked drives and to a variety of online media sources.

While the Mac client is provided free of charge, the universal iPhone and iPad app costs five bucks a pop so many users instead opt for some of the plentiful free alternative solutions offered on the App Store.

That's too bad because Plex comes with a bunch of premium features and is capable of rendering literally any obscure media file type I throw at it. If you've been sitting on the fence, Plex has just sweetened the deal by dropping the iOS app to $1.99...

New hack allows you to run Plex on Apple TV without jailbreaking

Good news third-gen Apple TV owners! A new hack has surfaced for the popular set-top box that doesn't require a jailbreak. As most of you know, the ATV3 hasn't been jailbroken since its release last year, and there's no word on when or if it will happen.

The hack, referred to as 'PlexConnect,' essentially allows you to run Plex media center software on your Apple TV, enabling you to playback various types of content from your local network on your big screen. And all it takes is a single settings change...

How to Install Plex on the Apple TV For Free

Plex is a simple way to access both local media stored on your PC or networked drives, along with online media on a variety of devices.

There are Plex apps for the Mac, PC, iOS, and even Android devices. Being the ubiquitous app that it is, it's not surprising that it runs on a jailbroken Apple TV.

Inside we'll show you how to install Plex on your jailbroken Apple TV for free...