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f00b4rf00b4r Posts: 2,914Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Plex Connect (or "Plex @ aTV - think different…")
We all want the pleasure of Plex on the big screen - in this case driven by an AppleTV, unfortunately:

  • There is no App Store for the AppleTV.
  • It is not currently possible to jailbreak the AppleTV3
  • Only certain firmwares on the AppleTV2 have an untethered jailbreak (the current firmware does not)
  • It is not possible to move between AppleTV2 firmwares unless the user has previously used a tool to specifically save unique signatures for their device for each firmware

How does it work?
The basic idea is to:

  • re-use a native AppleTV app (by default the 'Trailers' application)
  • re-route the Trailers app requests to your Plex Media Server
  • re-work the reply to fit into AppleTV's XML communication scheme
  • let iOS do the rest
  • enjoy Plex on your unmodified AppleTV


PlexConnect Github page (the ONLY official and trusted download site): click here


PlexConnect Wiki (includes up to date install guides,FAQ and troubleshooting pages): click here


How to report an issue (do not private message asking for support or features!): click here


Roadmap: click here

A video of PlexConnect in action by one of our users (screencasts coming soon): here



  • baabaa Posts: 3,954Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Forum Mod
    edited January 2014

    27. Aug:

    The main door to trailers.apple.com got a new supervisor. Or: The big switch from http to https.

    This modification stopped the existing PlexConnect from working... a work around was found rather quickly. But up until today this change (and the results thereof) seems to still be a major cause for trouble.

    So, if you experience aTV connectivity issues like "Trailers not accessible" and such, make sure you know the WIKI / Installation guide (https://github.com/iBaa/PlexConnect/wiki/Install-guides - look for "Attention") and followed the given hints.


    - you need a recent PlexConnect version - stamped later than 27.Aug

    - you need to generate a certificate for PlexConnect and aTV

    - you need to install the certificate on your aTV to make it trust your PlexConnect server

    Check the forum for similar issues. I guess by now, we have seen most of it - and also answered numerous times.

    If nothing helps, feel free to check back in the forums - as outlined in WIKI / How to report an issue (https://github.com/iBaa/PlexConnect/wiki/How-to-report-an-issue).

    General rules...

    - the more information the better

    - but: no logfiles copy-pasting (attach it or show a pastebin link) with loglevel=High and limiting to the issue, please.


    Ah... I forgot: Do not post your certificate. It contains your private key. Private for a reason. Keep it secret, don't share it. Never. Ever.

  • baabaa Posts: 3,954Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Forum Mod

    One more thing...

    Please refrain from hijacking threads with different issues. Thinking about rephrasing "I have the exact same problem, just different..." seems to be a good indication for ongoing hijacking. :-D

  • f00b4rf00b4r Posts: 2,914Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
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