Plex is one among the simple app to access and control the media library. It is accessible as a media server or a client on the desktop PCs. Plex is a free, proprietary media center with dedicated servers for Linux or Ubuntu PC. By downloading Plex for Linux/Ubuntu PC, you can store and manage your files.

Additionally, you can share media with others or access the same contents from any other Plex supported devices. Under one roof, you can watch your favourite collection of movies, TV shows, or listen to your favourite tracks, organize high-quality photos, etc with Plex Linux mint.

How to Download Plex on Linux/Ubuntu

Plex officially supports on Linux or Ubuntu desktop PC. The steps given below will help you to install Plex on Ubuntu/Linux.

Step 1: Firstly, open the web browser on your Linux/Ubuntu PC.

Step 2: Visit the official page of Plex to download it. Just click here to download it.

Step 3: Under Plex Media Server, choose the Linux platform.

Step 4: Further, click the Choose Distribution button to select Linux distribution in which your PC is running. For instance, select Ubuntu 64-bit(14.04 or newer).

Plex Media Server for Linux
Plex Media Server for Linux

Step 5: Wait for the plex.deb file to complete its downloading process on Linux PC.

Step 6: At last, go to the download location to click on the file name and install it to access Plex Media Player Linux.

Try the Alternative!

Alternative 1:

Import GPG key using curl command

$ curl https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key | sudo apt-key add –

To add Plex APT reposiory to Linux/Ubuntu,

echo deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list

To update APT package list and install latest version of Plex Ubuntu server,

$ sudo apt install apt-transport-https
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install plexmediaserver

Alternative 2:

To install Plex on headless Linux device, use wget to download the .deb package.

wget https:// https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.13.5.5332 – 21ab172de/plexmediaserver_1. 13.5.5332-21ab172de_amd64.deb

To change the download directory of Plex, use the command as given below.

cd ~/Downloads

Note: Tilde(~) symbol represents home directory.

Similarly, you can use dpkg as a standard command line to install .deb packages.

sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.18.1.1973-0f4abfbcc_amd64.deb

Where i represents install.

sudo dpkg -i plex

Check the Plex installation status using

systemctl status plexmediaserver

Plex for Linux/Ubuntu Alternatives

Plex is also available for

To Conclude

Using Plex for Ubuntu, you can choose to stream more than 25,000 music videos.

Hope the guidelines helped you to install Plex for Linux/Ubuntu. Facing issues or have got any doubts? Then, let us know it as comments.