Plex 0.10 for Apple TV 2
Plex 0.10 for Apple TV 2

We’ve been so busy lately going through all the rumors on the upcoming Apple Television that we forgot to let you know that the Plex client for Apple TV 2 has been updated to version 0.10 (and later on to version – beta 2). The new version brings some significant changes, like DirectPlay support and Full myPlex support, and supports Apple TV 4.3 and 4.4 firmware.

Highlights of the release:

  • Full myPlex Support – view your myPlex queue or Friend’s shared server.
  • Top Shelf is now configurable – You can choose which Plex Media Server, then the Section, and Recently Added or OnDeck – the posters are added to the shelf for easy selection.
  • Badges! Grid and Bookshelf view now sport badges!
  • DirectPlay Support – now works on the ATV client. Avoid transcoding! Save the Planet!
  • Directories are now loaded asynchronously. That means that you will see a nice spinner while waiting for the directory to load.
  • Memory leaks galore fixed – more stable, particularly on media playback.
  • Many annoying bug fixes – more useable. The UI is becoming more consistent, reliable and snappy!
  • Added settings for subtitle size and audio boost.
  • Fixes capability settings on AAC. The ATV only supports 2 channels AAC.
  • Fixes where you couldn’t disable DTS and AC3 support under 4.4.4.
  • Tons of fixes to the main menu where categories should show up faster and more reliably.
  • Correctly order Channel, Search and Queue in the main menu.

New 1080p Apple TV Giveaway


The installation has also been improved. You can now use plex-atv-installer on your Linux or OSX box.

Installing using the installer:

  • Download the installer here:…/zipball/master
  • Unzip it
  • Open and enter the plex-atv-installer directory
  • update: if you have an older version installed, first run
./ remove
  • Run
./ -b beta install

to install the beta.

Note: if your Apple TV is not named ‘Apple-TV.local’ and if you have changed your login password on the atv you need to check the usage of Plex ATV Installer here:…aster/

  • Done!

Installing manually:

  • SSH into your ATV
  • Run
  • Run
dpkg -i com.plexapp.repo.beta_1.0_iphoneos-arm.deb
  • Run
apt-get update

If you have an older version installed please remove it first:

dpkg -r com.plex.client-plugin
  • Run
apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin
  • Run
killall AppleTV
  • Done!

Known issues:

  • Some high profile H264 MKV’s will not play back on ATV. There seem to be something that the transcoder does here that is not working out for the Apple TV.
  • Badges in the bookcase doesn’t work correctly.
  • The devs have seen, in some cases,  a serious issue with network connectivity disappearing from the atv. But they haven’t been able to say for certain it’s because of plex-atv, it might be the jailbreak for 4.4.4 instead.

Note: the current version is 0.10.0-720fd8d1 and it only works with Plex Media Server

[via Plex forums]

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