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 which will turn your Ubuntu to a features multimedia server. You can stream your music or movies from any devices 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 Plex Media Server on a Debian 10 (Buster).
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 these following
apt commands in the terminal:
Now we add the official Plex repository:
echodebhttps://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
curlhttps://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:
Now Plex media server is installed. We can check its status with:
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 to check the official Plex website.