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Plex for Linux

Plex media server is one of the full features media that enrich in library platform. The Plex server that allows you to organize and stream all sort of media contents from your place. Moreover, this application allows you to support all digital video and audio that can be accessed virtually through the local network. With the help of this application, you can easily convert your Linux machine into a full-fledged Plex media server. As it is a client-server based media server used in two main components for providing the audio-video streaming and the components are Plex media server and other is Plex Media client. When we come to managing media on Linux, it has segregated with three different choices like local media management tools, server-based tools and no shortage of tools for managing your media on your Linux machine. Plex media server is one of the best solutions to manage all the media files in a Linux machine. Moreover, the Plex app can support for server operating system, but most people will use the traditional computer like Linux PC. Here says that how to install Plex for Linux.

Plex for Linux
Plex for Linux

To install Plex on your Linux device, unfortunately, the Plex app has not come’s with built-in software store inside Ubuntu Linux. Where you have to download the software package from the website. Just go to the download page, and select the “Linux” in the drop-down menu box for bot 64-bit Ubuntu users, select “Ubuntu 64-bit” and For 32-bit, select “Ubuntu 32-bit”.

Related: How to Install and Stream Plex on Mac?

How to Install Plex on Linux

Here from this post, we offer you the guide to install Plex for Linux operating system on your PC. Just follow the step by step procedures to download and install Plex on your Linux PC.

Step 1: First, you have to ensure that your system is up to date, where you have to create an account for using Plex on your device, and it offers you some additional features like DVR capabilities and offline viewing.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 2: Then you have to update your Plex account, but you cannot update it automatically because it does not have the option to update it manually.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 3: Now just move to the Plex Download page and copy the link for Linux to install it on your device. Here you have to use wget to download the installer through the copy link.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 4: Use the dpkg to install the Plex server on your Linux PC. Where you have to enable Plex Media Server to start on reboot and just start the server.

Step 5: The administration of the Plex app is working through its web interface, once before you connect it with the web interface first you have to create the SSH tunnel for your Linode.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 6: Now enter the URL http://localhost:8888/web on your web browser for viewing your Plex web interface.

Step 7: Here in the Plex web page you have to enter the username and password of your account and proceed for further setup.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 8: Provide your Plex server name. Then ensure and select the option that allows me to access my media outside my home box checked and select the next button.

Step 9: At last you will create the directories that stored on your Plex media.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 10: Now you have to log in to your Plex server, with that, you have to see the following pages as well. Make a click on the Add Library button to start setting your media library.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 11: Where you have to select the type of Library and click on the Next button. Then navigate to the previously created media directory in that make a click on the Add button.

Step 12: Here you can add additional libraries by just clicking the “+” symbol that located next to the Libraries list on the Plex sidebar.

How to Install Plex on Linux
How to Install Plex on Linux

Step 13: The personalize all your media files on the appropriate directories. You have to make sure that the media files to ensure all files are identified correctly.

Thank you for reading the post.

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