Plex On Apple TV 2

Plex is available for many Apple TV models; however, Apple TV 2 and 3 owners couldn’t install plex on the devices. But the enthusiasts don’t stop, do they? So with a lot of research and trials, you can now install Plex on Apple TV 2 as well. 

The most popular way of getting plex on Apple TV is through jailbreaking, but below in this article, we will share a complete guide with all the steps you need to follow to get Plex on Apple TV 2 without jailbreaking. 

How Is It Done? 

To get Plex on Apple TV 2, you have to follow a smooth hack known as Plex connect that installs Plex to the Apple TV by using Apple’s movie trailers app. The Plex connect machine should always be using the same IP address for this hack to work. 

You must make sure that your Apple TV 2 is appropriately configured, and you will also be required to change the IP address to the local IP address of the device on which you are going to install the Plex connect app. In this way, the IP address of the Apple TV 2 and the other device will be the same. 

The hack helps you convert the traffic coming through your device and swaps Apple’s movie trailer data with the Plex media server using a python script. The plex connect application is available for both Windows and Mac; you can easily download it from the internet. 

Steps to Follow to Get Plex on Apple TV 2

  • In the first step, you have to download the latest version of the Plex connect application that you can easily find for both Windows and Mac on the internet. Windows users should download the Python 2.7x version of the Plex connect. 
  • When you have downloaded the Plex connect application on your computer or laptop, you have to open the “Settings py” file that you can do with TextEdit on Mac and Notepad on windows. 
  • When you open the settings py file on your laptop, you have to replace the “8.8.8.8” server with your DNS server. The DNS server can be found on your Apple TV right before you change the IP address. So, make sure that you note it somewhere. 
  • The earlier mentioned steps are only for Mac users, so if you are a Windows user, all you have to do is double click on the Plex connect.py to open the Plex connect application. After which, you can skip the following three steps that we are going to mention. 
  • You have to open the terminal of the Apple TV 2 and change the directory to the one that the Plex connect folder has. Type “cd“, then drag the folder to the terminal. 
  • We are almost there, and now you have to type sudo ./PlexConnect.py. You have to enter your Mac’s password on the next page and then hit the return button. 
  • Now you have to navigate to the movie trailer application of your Apple TV and look for the Plex connect interface. Once you have found it, you have got the Plex on Apple TV 2. Congratulations! 

Wrap Up 

Indeed, the steps to get Plex on Apple TV 2 without jailbreaking are confusing, but they are less time-consuming and work for both Windows and Mac. Just have a little patience because the entire process is worth the wait.


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Hi, this is Matt Peter from California, USA. By profession, I am working as an electrical engineer with a reputable Electronics Company here in California. I am a tech savvy person, and that is why I love my job. This blog is my part time hobby, and I love to write reviews about different products based on my own knowledge and experience. When you go through my reviews, you will feel that they are unbiased reviews as they come direct from my heart for tech lovers. The purpose is to help and guide people who are looking to buy or upgrade their electronic gadgets like monitors and home theatres etc. Enjoy and give your feedback in comments!


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