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Watch Media Content From Your Plex Server on Your Apple TV With No Jailbreak Required

Watch Media Content From Your Plex Server on Your Apple TV With No Jailbreak Required

Do you use the popular media server software Plex to serve up your favorite video and audio content? Well, thanks to a clever hack, you can now watch content from your Plex server on your Apple TV. Without jailbreaking it!

AppleInsider:

Dubbed PlexConnect, the hack was developed by Plex users Baa, roidy, and f00b4r. It involves running a program that pretends to be Apple’s Trailers app on a computer connected to the Apple TV and changing a network setting on the Apple TV. Those two acts combined essentially fool the Apple TV into accepting Plex content without having to “jailbreak,” or hack the device to run unauthorized code.

Plex allows users to organize and serve up their favorite videos, music, and photos, but until now, you were required to jailbreak your Apple TV if you wanted to access Plex content.

Given, this is a workaround, and future Apple TV firmware updates could disable the hack, but the Plex community will likely respond with an updated hack.

iPhone and iPad users can already navigate and stream Plex server content via their devices with Plex for iOS, available for $4.99 in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

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