How to Download and Install Plex on Apple TV? [Updated Feb 2022]

All mobiles, devices come with default media players. But, not all the default media players fulfill the expectations of the users. This is because we expect a lot more than what we get. We expect just added features like HD quality streaming, playback, etc. There are many media players to offer what we expect. Today we will be discussing a media player cum streaming service named Plex. You will be knowing How to download and install Plex to your Apple TV?.

Also read out Plex on Chromebook

What is Plex?

Plex is a worldwide streaming service. It is an ad-supported video-on-demand service. Plex allows you to stream your video and audio collections and also their movies and shows as well. It was developed by Plex, Inc. and was launched in the year 2008. It is been loaded with 38 languages, which allows global usage.

Plex is accessible on the following devices: Android, iOS, Android Auto, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Daydream, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Alexa, Roku, Sonos, Nvidia Shield, LG Smart TV, Hisense Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Windows, TiVo, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and Chromecast.

Features of Plex

 Let us have a look at the features of Plex.

  • Live TV
  • 80+ channels
  • Stream your own media
  • Free movies
  • Free shows
  • Podcasts
  • Movies from Warner Brothers, MGM, etc
  • News, Food, Sports, Artwork, Descriptions, etc
  • Speed Playback
  • Personalized shows
  • Playback status
  • Euronews, CBS, Financial Times, and many more local news channels

Many many more exciting features.

What is the cost of Plex?

Plex is a free streaming service but comes with ads. In order to get ad-free service and more features out of Plex, you have to opt for Plex Pass.

What is the cost of a Plex Pass Subscription?

Plex Pass costs

  • Monthly subscriptionfor $4.99
  • 3 Months subscription for $14.99
  • Annual subscriptionfor $39.99
  • Lifetime subscriptionfor $119.99

What are the features of Plex Pass Subscription?

Plex Pass features are just amazing:

  • Ad-free streaming
  • DVR storage
  • Access to advanced settings
  • Plexdash
  • Skip
  • 4K control
  • Ultimate TV
  • Download content
  • HD streaming
  • Plexamp
  • Enhanced audio

And many more.

How to Register for Plex?

Step1: Browse https://www.plex.tv/.

Step2: Scroll to Get Started column.

Plex on Apple TV

Step3: Click on Get a Free Plex account.

Step4: Go ahead with your Signing up option:

  • Sign Up Continue with Google
  • Continue with Facebook
  • Continue with Apple
Plex on Apple TV

Step5: Or, Enter mail address and password.

Step6: Tap on Create an Account button.

You can also read out Plex on Vizio Smart TV

Is Plex available on Apple TV?

Plex is available only on Apple TVs which avail AppStore. In short, Apple TVs of the Fourth generation and later are compatible with Plex.

How to Download and Install Plex on Apple TV?

Fourth Generation and Later

Step1: Turn on your Apple TV.

Step2: Navigate to the AppStore.

Plex on Apple TV

Step3: Search for the Plex app.

Plex on Apple TV

Step4: Install it on your Apple TV.

Plex on Apple TV

Step5: After launching, Open the Plex app.

Plex on Apple TV

Step6: Log in with your Plex credentials.

Step7: You will see a four digit code.

Plex on Apple TV

Step8: Browse Plex.tv/link in your web browser.

Step9: Sign in to your Plex account.

Step10: Enter the four digit code.

Step11: You will receive confirmation on both devices you have logged in.

Step12: Plex media server will be linked to your account.

Step13: To access the media, you have to select the server.

Step14: You can go ahead by choosing the server you wish to connect to and enjoy the content by streaming it.

Related Guide: Philo on Apple TV

How to add Plex on Apple TV? [Third Generation]

Here we are going to use Apple’s Movie trailer app to add Plex to your Apple TV Third generation.

Prerequisites

  • Install Python 2.7.15 or later for Windows
  • Install Python 2.7.x for Mac
  • Set Static IP address for Apple TV and Server device
  • Install the updated version of Plex Media Server on your Server device

What to do in the Apple TV Domain Name System (DNS) Settings?

Step1: Head to Apple TV Settings.

Plex on Apple TV

Step2: In the General option, choose Network.

Step3: Choose your Wi-Fi or Ethernet, what you use.

Step4: Choose your DNS as Manual.

Step5: Here, enter your Plex server IP address.

How to install Plex on your Server device?

Windows

Step1: Download and install the updated version of Plex to your Windows.

Step2: With TextEdit, unzip and open the Settings.py file. Notepad

Step3: Change 8.8.8.8 to your old DNS server ie., before changing your Apple TV DNS settings.

Step4: Save the above file.

Step5: To start Plex, double click the PlexConnect.py.

Step6: Go to your Apple TV movie trailer application.

Step7: You can now avail Plexconnect interface.

Mac

Step1: Download and install the updated version of Plex to your Mac.

Step2: With TextEdit, unzip and open the Settings.py file.

Step3: Change 8.8.8.8 to your old DNS server ie., before changing your Apple TV DNS settings.

Step4: Save the above file.

Step5: Replace its directories of Plexconnect folder by opening terminal by entering cd.

Step6: Enter as sudo./PlexConnect.py.

Step7: Tap return.

Step8: Type your Mac password and return.

Step9: Go to your Apple TV movie trailer application.

Step10: You can now avail Plexconnect interface.

The EndNote

To end, Plex is a super useful streaming option for almost all devices because it works both as a media player and as a streaming service. That too for free or at an affordable cost. This sounds interesting right. Try the above-mentioned methods and avail of Plex on your Apple TV. Hope you find this article helpful. Thank you for reading.