On Tuesday , Apple released an update for the set-top box Apple TV, which added support for five new services: Disney XD, Disney Channel, Vevo, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian Channel. In addition to new applications on the Home screen of the device update has brought another “innovation” – blocked the hack that allows you to use Plex and UnliMovie bypass settings set top box.
Previously, setting an unofficial software on Apple TV meant the need to perform a jailbreak – open access to the operating system, set-top boxes. With the emergence of applications PlexConnect any user to take advantage of the media player Plex – the ability to play music, photos and video in any format. In addition, this feature also worked with the service UnliMovie, who represented the users to watch Russian digital TV on Apple TV.
However, in the last update of Apple decided to block this feature. “It is very sad to know that PlexConnect no longer works. We remain hopeful that in the future Apple decides to open SDK for Apple TV”, – said Plex technical director Elan Feingold.
PlexConnect hack boiled down to a simple operation on the substitution DNS-server for the set-top box Apple TV. Instead of automatically selecting DNS users to enter any address, such as a computer network or service UnliMovie. As a result, when you run the application “Trailers” man got into adapted to control with the remote control software interface.
Another possibility to use third-party services on Apple TV does not exist yet. Yes, the last update DNS-hack worked with devices of the second and third generations without jailbreaking.