In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Plex Media Server is a great multimedia tool that will turn your Ubuntu into a features multimedia server. You can stream your music or movies from any device at home. Plex can run on Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Windows, and various NAS systems.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Plex Media Server on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Plex Media Server on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install apt-transport-https
Step 2. Installing Plex Media Server on Debian system.
Now we add the official Plex repository:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
echo deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list curl https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key | sudo apt-key add -
Then, update the
apt package list and install the latest version of the Plex Media Server:
sudo apt update sudo apt install plexmediaserver
Now Plex media server is installed. We can check its status with:
sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver
Step 3. Accessing Plex Media Server Interface.
Now, open a web browser and type the following address. Change the IP address with your Debian IP address:
If you installed Plex on your Debian 10 Buster desktop, then you can search Plex Media Manager in your application menu.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Plex. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Plex Media Server on Debian 10 Buster. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Plex website.