So, you want access to Plex on your Apple TV but don't want to jailbreak the
little black box to do so? Never fear -- a hack created by Plex users Baa,
roidy and f00b4r called PlexConnect makes the popular media server software
available to Apple TV owners without the need to jailbreak.
Like most workarounds, PlexConnect does involve a little deviousness. Users
hoping to use PlexConnect run a program on a computer connected to the Apple
TV that pretends to be Apple's own Trailers app. Next, a network setting is
changed on the Apple TV, after which the Apple TV begins to accept Plex
Of course, a future Apple TV update could easily disable PlexConnect, but the
Plex community is full of bright little stars who would probably be able to
get the hack working again quickly. A video of PlexConnect at work, complete
with loud nose breathing soundtrack, is embedded below.
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