How To Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First, download the latest Plex Media Server for Ubuntu with the following command:

Next, install the DEB package we downloaded from the first step above:

Then, start Plex Media Server and enable it to start on boot time by running the following command:

Step 3. Configure Plex.

Now, open a web browser and type the following address. Change the IP address with your Ubuntu 18.04 IP address:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Plex. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Plex Media Server in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Plex Media Server website.

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