Is it worth staying jailbroken?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sim667, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    I jailbroke my apple tv 2 so i could install plex. Mainly for the extra codec support for HD rips and so I didnt have to have my movies in my itunes folders as it would mean converting them all.

    But now airplay works fine for plex is there actually any reason in having the apple tv jailbroken with plex on it? I do find the appletv is more buggy since being jailbroken, and I have worked out how to display subtitles via plex using the ios airplay or the plex appletv app anyway.

    Can anyone think of any logical reasons why its worth keeping it jailbroken that i might have misseD?
  2. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    I really enjoy the organization, metadata, and artwork that Plex provides without any sort of user-input. I just think it's beautiful on the big screen. I will always keep my AppleTV jailbroken for this exact reason, Plex.
  3. beachbum357 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Well it doesnt hurt to be jailbroken

    And you dont need to AirPlay

    I dont see a reason to switch back to stock if everything is working now

    Unless your having problems with the ATV2 , just keep it jailbroken
    Your not loosing any of the stock features
  5. sim667 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    well it just keeps restarting if i have plex running and remote app connected.... thats whats annyoying me.

    whats icefilms??
  6. cashinstinct macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
    One word: Yes

    Longer: I would not have bought an Apple TV 2 without jailbreak available. The only uses I have are because of Jaillbreak (XBMC and its video addons).

    If Plex is not working for you, try something else?

    I sincerely don't see how an Apple TV would be useful without jailbreak.
  7. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    I guess it depends on what you're looking to do with it. I've had 2 Apple TVs for over 2 years and never jailbroke. Don't see any meaningful reason to do so.
  8. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Well i dont have hbo and i watched game of thrones all day yesterday on the ATV2

    Thats a good reason to jailbreak for me

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