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