Install Plex on Ubuntu 18.04

Plex is a streaming media server that lets you organize your video, music, and photo collections and stream them to all of your devices at any time and from anywhere.

Although this tutorial is written for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver the same steps can be used for Debian and Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

Prerequisites

You’ll need to be logged in as a user with sudo access to be able to install packages on your Ubuntu system.

Install Plex Media Server

The easiest way to install and manage Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using the Plex official repository. It requires no technical knowledge and it should not take you more than 20 minutes to install and configure the media server.

Follow the steps below to install the Plex Media Server on your Ubuntu system:

Start by importing the repository’s GPG key using the following curl command:

curl https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key | sudo apt-key add -

Add the Plex APT repository to your system’s software repository list by issuing:

echo deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list

Once the Plex repository is enabled, update the apt package list and install the latest version of the Plex Media Server with: Continue reading “Install Plex on Ubuntu 18.04” »

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Install and setup Plex Media Server Ubuntu 16.04

Plex is a free feature-rich media library platform that provides a way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place. You can access Plex from any device, whether you’re at home or on-the-go. There are many different media tools available in the world like, Kodi, Xmbc, OSMC and Mediatomb, but the Plex Media Server is perhaps one of the most popular solutions for managing media. Plex runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD and many more. Plex is a client-server media player system made up from two main components, 1) The Plex Media Server, which organizes music, photos and videos content from personal media libraries and streams it to their player, 2) The Players that can be the Plex web UI, Plex Apps or Plex home theater. Plex Media Server supports Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Android, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and various types of smart TVs. If you are looking for a way to watch your movies from anywhere, then Plex is best choice for you.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 16.04.

Requirements

  • A server running Ubuntu 16.04.
  • A not-root user with sudo privileges setup on your server.
  • A static IP address 192.168.0.227 setup on your server.

Getting Started
Before starting, make sure your system is fully up to date by running the following command:

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Once your system is updated, restart your system to apply all these changes with the following command:

sudo reboot

After restarting, log in with sudo user and proceed to the next step. Continue reading “Install and setup Plex Media Server Ubuntu 16.04” »

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