Plex has long been "unofficially" available on Apple TV's. It did require a jailbreak, but it was there! Now that Apple has updated the new 4th generation Apple TV, Plex has a fully native client. And it isn't alone! Others such as AirVideo HD, and SimPlex offering their own platforms, or custom Plex clients respectively have also emerged.

We chose to start with the official first party Plex application for this review and will cover all the features of the all new Apple TV client.


  • Discovery
  • Free
  • Native
  • All formats


  • No voice search (yet!)
  • Smart curation
  • 3rd party apps may be better