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#1 f00b4r

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

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


Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

-> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

How to report an issue: click here

Sources: click here

Wiki: click here

 


#2 Baa

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:43 PM

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/i.../Install-guides - look for "Attention") and followed the given hints.

 

Overview:

- 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/i...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.

 

Edit:

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.


Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

-> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

plex forums: [PlexConnect] -- github: [latest Sources], [Wiki] -- donations (paypal): [US-$][EUR]


#3 Baa

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

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


Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

-> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

plex forums: [PlexConnect] -- github: [latest Sources], [Wiki] -- donations (paypal): [US-$][EUR]


#4 f00b4r

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:19 PM

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Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

-> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

How to report an issue: click here

Sources: click here

Wiki: click here

 






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