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How to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.10 and derivatives

 



How to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu?

For those who are interested in being able to install this excellent application, They will be able to do it quite simply.


The first thing we are going to do is open a terminal in our system with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it we are going to execute the following command, which will add the Plex repository to our system:

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


It should be noted that this command is to work for any distribution that supports the installation of deb packages.

After that we will have to import the public Plex key with:

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

Once this is done, we will update our list with:

sudo apt update


And finally we can install with:

sudo apt install plexmediaserver


Setting up Plex

To configure Plex, open a web browser and load the web interface, so if you are going to configure it from the computer where it is installed they should only go to:

http: //localhost:32400/web

After that they will need to create an account and register, a Plex Pass message will appear. Don't worry, Plex can be used for free. Close the indicator by clicking the X button

The Plex webUI will take the user through the setup process. Start by giving the Plex server a familiar name, to make it easier to recognize in your Plex account.

Although it seems annoying to sign up for an account, having one for the Plex service makes it easy for non-tech savvy family or friends to easily access the media.

Since the service automatically finds devices on the network, no one will have to tinker to get it working.

From now on the interface is quite intuitive and tells you what type of file you can add in each menu.


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