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How To Install Plex Media Server on Linux Mint 20

Install Plex Media Server on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Plex Media Server is a great multimedia tool that will turn your Linux Mint into a features multimedia server. With Plex, you can stream your music or movies from any device 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 of Plex Media Server on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Plex Media Server on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install Plex Media Server from source:

Run the below command to download Plex Media server to your system:

sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.20.4.3517-ab5e1197c_amd64.deb

After installation, the Plex Media Server runs automatically. Check status as shown below:

sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver.service
  • Install Plex Media Server using Snap:

First, install snap from the Software Manager application:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Plex Media Server, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install plexmediaserver

Step 3. Accessing Plex Media Server.

Now, open a web browser and type the following address. Change the IP address with your Linux Mint 20 IP address:


To use the Plex Media Server, you will need to create a Plex account or sign in with your existing account or sign in to Google/Facebook or Apple account.

Install Plex Media Server on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

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

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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