How To Install Streama on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Streama on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Streama on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Streama is a free self-hosted media streaming server running on Java, that you can install on your Linux distribution. It’s like Netflix, but self-hostable. You can deploy it on your local system or VPS or dedicated server and stream the media files across multiple devices. The media files can be accessed from a web browser from any system on your network. If you have deployed on your VPS, you can access it from anywhere.

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 the Streama self-hosted media streaming server on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Streama on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Java.

You need to install a Java 8 or higher version for the Streama to work. Run the following command to install Java:

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk

Check the installed Java version:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Streama on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, Streama is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command to download the latest Streama version from the official page:

sudo mkdir streama
cd streama/
sudo wget https://github.com/streamaserver/streama/releases/download/v1.6.1/streama-1.6.1.war

Next, make the file executable:

sudo chmod +x streama-1.6.1.war

Now, run the Streama application using the command below:

sudo ./streama-1.6.1.war

Step 4. Accessing Streama Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Streama using the URL http://localhost:8080. You will be redirected to the Streama login page. Login with default credentials: admin/admin.

Install Streama on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Streama. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Streama free self-hosted media streaming server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Streama website.

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