Plex Tech Demo Running on Apple TV
media streaming software was recently demonstrated running on a 2nd generation jailbroken Apple TV. It’s really just a proof-of-concept demo at the moment, but it does show promise for future development on the Apple TV. Jailbreakers are quickly discovering what this little black box is capable of, and because Apple TV is based on the same hardware architecture as the rest of the iOS family, I’m sure the best is yet to come.
To use Plex on an Apple TV, you must have the Plex client-side software running on your computer. Plex then streams content from your computer to the Apple TV. As this is just a tech demo
for now, Plex can only stream video content, not music or photos. The fact that developers have managed to get Plex running at all is quite an impressive feat. Officially, Apple does not allow any third party software on the device. This could all change, however, if and when Steve thinks the time is right to open an Apple TV App Store for the device.
It only makes sense that Plex would eventually come to the Apple TV. After all, Plex is already available for both the iPhone and iPad. It would seem to be only a matter of time before Plex is up and running smoothly on Apple TV. At this point, however, the tech demo hasn’t even been tested.
The future looks bright for Apple’s little hobby. I’d love to see someone get Hulu up and running in the not too distant future as well.
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