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How to Install and Setup Plex on Apple TV? 2019

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Plex on Apple TV

Plex is a popular program that lets you stream movies, audios, TV shows, photos and much more across the multiple devices. Once you set up the Plex server on your computer or any other NAS devices, you can stream your favorite media anytime. In addition to popular platforms, Plex is also accessible on streaming devices like Apple TV. If you had purchased Plex Pass subscription for your Plex account, you can access advanced features like Live TV, Parental controls, offline sync, cloud media, plex pass perk and much more. Watch the space below to know how to install and set up Plex on all versions of Apple TV.

Read more about Plex Media Server and its features.

How to install Plex on Apple TV [4th & 5th Generation]?

This method is applicable only for using having Apple TV 4 & above. Those users can install the Plex App easily as they have the ability to download the apps from the App Store. Just follow these simple steps to download Plex on Apple TV 4K & 4.

#1: Launch your Apple TV and open App Store.

Launch App Store

#2: Search for Plex on the search bar.

Search for Plex

#3: From the search results, open Plex Apple TV App and select the Install icon to start the installation process.

Select Install Icon

#4: After installation, select Open to launch the Plex.

#5: Select Sign In and an alpha-numeric code will appear on the screen.

#6: Now visit https://plex.tv/link on your mobile or PC browser.

#7: Enter your login credentials and enter the code that displayed on the TV.

#8: Within few minutes, your Plex media will be updated automatically.

Plex on Apple 4K

How to install Plex on Apple TV [1st, 2nd & 3rd Generation]?

You can install Plex on Apple TV 3rd Generation and earlier by using the PlexConnect. Just follow these simple steps to download Plex on Apple TV 3, 2 & 1.

Configure Your Apple TV DNS Settings

  • Launch your Apple TV and navigate to Settings -> General -> Network -> Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  • Note down the current DNS server (will require later) and select Configure DNS.
  • On Configure DNS screen, change the settings from Automatic to Manually.
  • Now change the DNS IP address to the Local IP address of the device where the PlexConnect application is running on.
  • After changing the address, select DONE and it will take you back to the Configuration screen.

Download, Install and Configure PlexConnect

Mac Users:

  • Download the latest version of Plex Connect on your Mac.
  • Move the downloaded Zip file to the directory where you need to run the PlexConnect.
  • Now unzip the file and open settings.py file using TextEdit.
  • Replace “8.8.8.8” with the DNS server that you noted while configuring your Apple TV DNS Settings and Save the file.
  • Open the terminal and change its directory to that of the PlexConnect folder. You can change by typing “cd” without quotes and then drag the folder to the terminal windows and hit the return button.
  • Now type sudo ./PlexConnect.py and tap the return button.
  • Enter your Mac password and hit the return button.
  • Now open movie trailer application on your Apple TV and PlexConnect interface will appear.
  • Enjoy streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

Windows Users:

  • Download the latest version of Plex Connect on your Windows PC.

Note: Before installing PlexConnect, Windows users must install Python 2.7.x

  • Move the downloaded Zip file to the directory where you need to run the PlexConnect.
  • Now unzip the file and open settings.py file using TextEdit.
  • Replace “8.8.8.8” with the DNS server that you noted while configuring your Apple TV DNS Settings and Save the file.
  • Now double-click PlexConnect.py to start PlexConnect on your Windows PC.
  • Now open movie trailer application on your Apple TV and PlexConnect interface will appear on the screen.
  • Enjoy streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

To Conclude

After installing the Plex on Apple TV, you can stream popular movies and TV shows with ease. If you’re a user of Apple TV fourth generation and above, you can install the Plex application. But the third generation and earlier generation users have to spend some time installing the Plex application on Apple TV. We hope the installation article on Plex for Apple TV is really helpful and easy to follow. If you run into trouble while installing Plex on any Apple TV generation, feel free to leave a comment below.

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