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 that will turn your Ubuntu into a features multimedia server. 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 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 the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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:

sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.13.0.5023-31d3c0c65_amd64.deb

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

systemctl enable plexmediaserver.service
systemctl start plexmediaserver.service

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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