Apple revealed the new Apple TELEVISION with an excellent option of app demos and statements for the launch and now that the SDK has been launched lots of others are jumping onto the bandwagon. ITWorld asked Plex about whether it would be bringing its media server app to tvOS. The answers was a resounding yes.
I connected to Plex by means of e-mail and Scott Olechowski, the co-founder of Plex responded, stating, “We are really thrilled to have a fracture at bringing our users Apple TELEVISION. It’s been a long requested platform and we’re thrilled to work on it. We desire it, our users want it … and we’re anxiously waiting for the tvOS designer beta info, so we can finally dig in.”
With the present Apple TELEVISION, Plex users do not have native access to a Plex client on their television without jailbreaking. Instead, users have actually had to resort to streaming their content from another Plex app to the set top box over AirPlay. Nevertheless, this will certainly change with the addition of an app SDK and accompanying App Store with the brand-new Apple TELEVISION.
Although Plex validated they are bringing the app to the new TV product, they were cagey on specifics or timeframes. Olechowski, Plex co-founder, thanked Apple for using the same API frameworks as with the iPhone and iPad which lowers the quantity of work needed to port the app from iOS to tvOS.
Olechowski stated there is no doubt that the Apple TV is a leading platform for them but it seemed like a release would be at least a couple of months away. The new Apple TV is set to ship in late October.
When I asked Olechowski if there is anything that’s limiting Plex now, he said, “Nope!!! If you can wrangle us a few more hours in each day in between now and the end of the year, I can assure we would get to where we are going a bit faster!”
In the meantime, users can certainly continue AirPlaying material from their devices or use an alternative media server. Despite some controversy online, we can verify the brand-new Apple TV does support Home Sharing so users will certainly be able to stream material directly from iTunes on computers linked to the network.
The new Apple TELEVISION expenses $ 149 for a 32 GB model and $ 199 for a 64 GB design. It’s still unclear how you must choose between the 2 sizes– apps are limited by the system to an optimum size of 200 MB binary bundles which would suggest that 32 GB is abundant. No doubt more information will certainly appear as we get closer to launch. [source]