How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

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These are instructions on how to install Plex Media Center on your Apple TV. Before beginning you must jailbreak your device.

Step One
Launch Terminal from your Applications:Utilities folder.
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Step Two
SSH into the Apple TV by entering the following command into the Terminal window. Replace "10.0.1.20" with the IP address of your Apple TV.

ssh root@10.0.1.20
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

If you haven't connected to this device before it will ask you if you're sure you want to continue connecting. Type in yes and hit the enter key.
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Enter alpine as your password if you haven't already changed it.
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Step Three
Add the new Cydia sources by inputing the following commands into the Terminal window.

echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

echo "deb http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Step Four
Now update your Cydia database by entering the following command.

apt-get update
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Step Five
Install the plugins (and its dependencies like beigelist by DHowett) by entering the following command.

apt-get install plex-client-plugin
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

If you are warned that additional disk space will be used, input Y and press enter
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

If asked to Install these packages without verification, input Y and press enter.
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Step Six
Restart the GUI by entering the following command into the Terminal window.

killall Lowtide
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

Step Seven
Once the GUI restarts you should see PLEX in the menu bar.
How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV

How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV


You can learn more about these instructions from their source.

plexUser - September 6, 2013 at 8:44am
No jailbreak but there "Plex Connect", a novel intelligent method to access all of our digital content on an ATV without jailbreak. Something iClarified never bothered to inform
moli - July 4, 2013 at 2:49pm
TUTORIAL PLEX CONNECT APPLE TV 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puAAgQTlnBI
moli - July 2, 2013 at 9:32am
PLEX CONNECTION Apple Tv 3 Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFKPCXHXERE
yuvals - September 14, 2012 at 4:20am
after one year there is an error coming: this worked for me: Follow the detailed directions here: Apple TV Plex Client Install An overview is as follows: Jailbreak AppleTV 2g ssh root@169.10.11.12 echo "deb http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list apt-get update apt-get install beigelist apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin killall AppleTV or killall Lowtide http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Apple_TV_Plex_Client#Installation
Storm - October 23, 2011 at 10:18am
You've hit the ball out the park! Incredblie!
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