How To Install Plex Media Server on Fedora 35

Install Plex Media Server on Fedora 35

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, Plex Media Server is a self-hosted media player system for storing your movies, shows, music, and photos. Over time Plex Media Server has grown much and now supports many platforms.

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 the step-by-step installation of the Plex Media Server on a Fedora 35.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 35 or Fedora 34.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Plex Media Server on Fedora 35

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Plex Media Server on Fedora 35.

By default, Plex is available on Fedora 35 base repository. Now run the following command to add Plex repository to your Fedora system:

sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/plex.repo<<EOF
[Plexrepo]
name=plexrepo
baseurl=https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/rpm/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key
gpgcheck=1
EOF

Then, install the Plex Media Server on Fedora using the following dnf command:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install plexmediaserver

Once the installation is complete, now enable Plex Media Server (to start automatically upon system boot), start the Plex, and verify the status using the commands below:

sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver
sudo systemctl enable plexmediaserver
sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver

Step 3. Accessing Plex on Fedora.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Plex using the URL https://your-IP-address:32400/web. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install Plex Media Server on Fedora 35

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Plex. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Plex Media Server on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Plex website.

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