How to install Plex Media Server for Linux on Ubuntu 16.04

Plex Media Server recently released, is a free powerful application that enables you to manage and organize all of your personal media files stored on your computer, making it beautiful and streaming it to all of your devices (mobile phones & tablets, smart TVs, other streaming devices) across a local network or over the Internet.

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Plex Media Server changelog

  • Various updates to Services and Media Flags
  • (Windows) Localized tray icon to German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese.
  • (Metadata) Improve TVDB matching of newly added shows.
  • (Metadata) Prevent movie sort titles getting reverted to default values
  • (Metadata) Detect forced flag in external idx/sub subtitles file name
  • (Transcoder) Client profile limitations could be applied incorrectly in rare cases
  • (HTTP) Respect case-insensitivity of HTTP headers
  • (Web) Save “Include in dashboard” library setting correctly with Chrome
  • (Windows) Crashes transcoding large numbers of srt files
  • Subtitles might not be automatically selected when an audio stream was forced

Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04

sudo apt-get install gdebi

For 32bit


sudo gdebi plexmediaserver_0.

For 64bit


sudo gdebi plexmediaserver_0.

Launch Plex Media Server from dash and sign up to access it.

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Click Next to complete the simple setup

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