In this tutorial we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on Debian 9 Stretch. 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.
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 9 (Stretch) server.
Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
Plex Media Server is not available in the official Debian package repository. We’ll be using the Plex official repository. Start by importing the repository’s GPG key using the following curl command:
curlhttps://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key | sudo apt-key add -
echodebhttps://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb ./public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
Once the Plex repository is enabled, update the apt package list and install the latest version of the Plex Media Server:
Then, start Plex Media Server and enable it to start on boot time by running the following command:
Now, open a web browser and type the following address. Change the IP address with your Debian IP address: