How to Install PLEX Apple TV 2G – Apple TV 2G Tutorial

How to install PLEX Apple TV 2G

Hopefully by now you have jailbroken your Apple TV 2G. Now it’s time to install a media center. In our opinion Plex Media Center is one of the most powerful open-source freeware media players available.  It began as a small hobby project but has evolved into a startup company. Lucky for us they have developed a client for the Apple TV 2G. It’s free of charge and will allow us to play almost any video file. Something the ATV 2G out of the box cannot do. The Plex team continues to develop the client and new features are being added regularly. At first, the app was buggy, but the kinks have been worked out. I have been using the latest version for over a month and it is very stable.  Okay, let’s install PLEX Apple TV 2G client.

 

 

Pre-ATV 2G Plex Install checklist
1.    Apple TV 2G has been jailbroken. Check out our guide to jailbreaking with Seas0nPass.
2.    PC or Mac connected to the same network as ATV 2G
3.    A SHH Client Windows (Putty) or Mac (Terminal

Step 1:  Get the IP Address of your ATV 2G. To do so navigate to Settings > General  > Network.

Step 2:  Launch SSH Client
MAC: Open Terminal and type: ssh root@192.168.1.104(Your IP Address)
Windows: Open Putty and fill in:

Host Name: Your IP Address
Port: 22
Connection Type: SSH

Step 3: Logging into the Apple TV 2G

Mac: You will be asked for a password, which if you did not change is: “alpine without the quotations.
Windows: Type in “root” as the login without the quotations

Step 3.1(WINDOWS ONLY): Logging into the Apple TV 2G – Windows Only

Windows: You will be asked for a password, which if you did not change is: “alpine” without the quotations.

Type in “alpine” without the quotations. Note that you will not see the cursor move as you enter the passcode. Hit enter once typed.

You can now begin the Plex Apple TV 2G client installation.

Step 4: Add Cydia Source

Type the following command…
MAC and Windows:  echo “deb http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list

(TIP: You might be prompted to confirm the command with a Yes (Y) or No (N). If so, type in Y to executed the command)

Step 5: Update Cydia Database

Type the following command…
MAC and Windows: apt-get update

(TIP: You might be prompted to confirm the command with a Yes (Y) or No (N). If so, type in Y to executed the command)

Step 6: Installing Plex Client

Type the following command…
 MAC and Windows: apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin

(TIP: You might be prompted to confirm the command with a Yes (Y) or No (N). If so, type in Y to executed the command)

Step 7: Reboot your ATV 2G

Type the following command…
Apple iOS 4.2 or newer: killall AppleTV
Apple iOS 4.2 or older: KillallLowTide
Once your ATV 2G restarts, you will find the plex apple tv client ready to stream! See the screenshot below.

Client Upgrade: Upgrading to latest PLEX Apple TV 2G client

If a new version of PLEX is released, all you do to upgrade the PLEX Apple TV 2G client is simply follow Steps 1 – 3. Once completed, type in:

MAC and Windows: apt-get update

Next,

MAC and Windows: apt-get upgrade

DONE!

Congratulations, you have successfully installed PLEX Apple TV 2G client on your hardware. Please let us know if you have questions and we will do our best to assist.

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