Apple pushed out a pretty nice Apple TV update yesterday that added five new
channels to the set-top box. However, the also prevents the PlexConnect
streaming media client from running on the Apple TV. Released in June,
PlexConnect allowed Apple TV users to view stored movies on remote servers
right through Apple's device without a hack. However, with yesterday's update,
PlexConnect has been blocked. As MacRumors explains:
> The client, called PlexConnect, used a hack to get video from the Plex Media
Server onto the Apple TV. A small Python program on the Mac intercepted DNS
requests from the Movie Trailers app on the Apple TV and instead returned a
custom XML feed that delivered a list of media and movie streams to the
> Now, however, Apple has closed the loophole. Previously, the Trailers app
used regular HTTP requests and the PlexConnect app intercepted those requests.
Now, the Trailers app uses HTTPS and it is likely impossible for the Plex
programmers to overcome it.
Plex's developers told MacRumors that they're sorry to hear Apple has blocked
PlexConnect and can only hope that Apple will eventually release an official
Apple TV SDK so developers can make ...