Plex, a popular media streaming service that gives you access to your media across a range of devices, is evidently working to bring its app to the new Apple TV. The company is still evaluating how exactly it wants to come to Apple's latest set-top box, and it hopes that the Apple TV will prove to be a top platform for Plex.
"There is no question we will be able to offer Plex on the platform. There are multiple ways to go about it, based on the tvOS SDK we now have access to. We are now evaluating the best path for Plex and will begin work in earnest once we have evaluated the options. The ability to access great and proven iOS frameworks on the device is great for developers like us -- we know the stuff is solid and will perform really well. Our goal is to enable people to enjoy Plex on the hardware platforms of their choice, and there is no doubt this will be a top platform for us."
Previously, users looking to use Plex with their Apple TVs would need to resort to jailbreak tweaks. Until now, Apple worked with selected partners to bring third-party apps and services to the Apple TV. However, with the arrival of the fourth-generation Apple TV and tvOS, users will be able to download apps from an App Store on the device itself. Apple also recently released the tvOS SDK, and offered developers the chance to get their hands on an Apple TV developer kit to test their apps on the new hardware.
No timeline on Plex for Apple TV has been given, but it will be some time after the new Apple TV's October launch.