Install Plex Ubuntu via the command line and update

In this tutorial, install Plex Ubuntu. We are going to install Plex via the command line. On a computer on which Ubuntu is installed, without a graphical interface.

Download and install Plex Ubuntu

We are going to download Plex. We do this with the command below. If a new version of Plex is available. Then you will have to change the version number.

wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.9.4.4325-1bf240a65/plexmediaserver_1.9.4.4325-1bf240a65_amd64.deb

We are now going to install Plex. Beware! If you have downloaded a newer version, then you must also change the version number here.

sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.9.4.4325-1bf240a65_amd64

Plex is now installed on your computer.

You can now access Plex via your internet browser. By opening the following web page: http://ip-address-lunix-computer:32400/web

Prepare Plex update for Ubuntu

To be able to update Plex, to a recent version. We Should do the following.

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

We have to add the Plex key.

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

We have to update the application list.

sudo apt-get update

Now we are going to update all software.

sudo apt-get upgrade

If there is now an update, it is available for Plex. Then this update, now installed, will be upgraded when running apt-get.

We clean up old software with the following.

sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get autoremove

This was the Plex install Ubuntu tutorial.

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