20 October 2013

Plex on AppleTV with PlexConnect

Non-jail broken AppleTV using PlexConnect. Sources:



The process is simple but fiddly
  1. Create certificates:
    1. openssl req -new -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -out ~/Desktop/trailers.pem -keyout ~/Desktop/trailers.key -x509 -days 7300 -subj "/C=US/CN=trailers.apple.com"
    2. openssl x509 -in ~/Desktop/trailers.pem -outform der -out ~/Desktop/trailers.cer && cat ~/Desktop/trailers.key >> ~/Desktop/trailers.pem
  2. Prepare your Apple TV
    1. Download iPhone Configurator
    2. Create a configuration profile with the cert file
    3. Install it on your Apple TV
    4. Install Plex connect
      1. Download and install Python 
      2. Download PlexConnect (download ZIP)
      3. Move extracted PlexConnect files to a place on disk (e.g. Applications) (read install notes here)
      4. Copy the certificate files to PlexConnect-master/assets/certificates/
      5. Run PlexConneect:
        sudo ./Applications/PlexConnect-master/PlexConnect.py
      6. Connect your AppleTV to your Plex server by changing it's DNS to the IP of your Plex server.
      7. Load  Traiileers app. You might need to go to settings and select your PlexServer

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