Saturday, November 6, 2010

How to Install Plex Media Center on Your Apple TV


These are instructions on how to install Plex Media Center on your Apple TV. Before beginning you must jailbreak your device.

Step One
Launch Terminal from your Applications:Utilities folder.


Step Two
SSH into the Apple TV by entering the following command into the Terminal window. Replace "10.0.1.20" with the IP address of your Apple TV.

ssh root@10.0.1.20


If you haven't connected to this device before it will ask you if you're sure you want to continue connecting. Type in yes and hit the enter key.


Enter alpine as your password if you haven't already changed it.


Step Three
Add the new Cydia sources by inputing the following commands into the Terminal window.

echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

echo "deb http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list


Step Four
Now update your Cydia database by entering the following command.

apt-get update


Step Five
Install the plugins (and its dependencies like beigelist by DHowett) by entering the following command.

apt-get install plex-client-plugin


If you are warned that additional disk space will be used, input Y and press enter


If asked to Install these packages without verification, input Y and press enter.


Step Six
Restart the GUI by entering the following command into the Terminal window.

killall Lowtide


Step Seven
Once the GUI restarts you should see PLEX in the menu bar.





You can learn more about these instructions from their source.

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