How To Fix Broken PlexConnect On Apple TV Via SSH [Tutorial]


Apple pushed an over-the-air Apple TV update yesterday which unfortunately broke the PlexConnect hack that allowed users to install Plex on their Apple TV without requiring a jailbreak. Luckily, there’s a way to fix it, though it takes a little bit of work and you’ll need to be familiar with the OS X Terminal (via LifeHacker).


PlexConnect is surely a much better way to get Plex on the Apple TV than the earlier hack-based app, although Apple’s latest cat-and-mouse game will keep Plex fans on their toes in the future as well. Plex CTO Elan Feingold said, “we can only hope that in the future Apple decides to release an SDK for the ATV. The level of interest in the project was quite high”. But for now, you can surely fix broken PlexConnect by following this method.

Before you proceed, make sure you have the free OS X-only Apple Configurator software installed on your Mac and a micro-USB cable to connect it to the Apple TV. There’s also an iPhone Configuration Utility that can be used if you’re on Windows.

Once you’re ready, head over to for a complete step-by-step tutorial.


  • Chrome262

    What is the benefits of using plex. I mean I just port everything to iTunes and its all there on my ATV3. Is there free content or something?

  • Guest

    Title is incorrect. Nothing is done over SSH. Although the solution involves using SSL

  • bionicmonk

    I haven’t ported anything in years. AirVideo is running on my media server and its doing live conversion on any kind of file, Airplaying everything to my Apple TVs. They have a neat little ipad/iphone app too to control the server.