updated 11:01 am EDT, Wed June 5, 2013
Enables use with third-gen Apple TV
A new hack dubbed PlexConnect allows the third-party Plex media server to run on second- and third-generation Apple TVs without jailbreaking, the creators of Plex say. The technique involves running a program on a computer which disguises itself as the Trailer app; changing a setting on the Apple TV is then all that's needed to put everything into motion. The Plex team notes that PlexConnect uses the latest transcoder, supports iTunes DRM, and can also handle AC3 5.1 sound when using the current preview release of Plex.
Until now the third-gen Apple TV has been off-limits to Plex because of obstacles to jailbreaking built into iOS 6, on which the Apple TV firmware is based. That created a problem for Plex users, since the model is the only one to support 1080p video.