How To Install Plex Media Server On Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial you will be shown how to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04. Plex Media Server is a convenient way to organize and enjoy your media. Used in combination with modern technology, it is easy to navigate and access your content anywhere — whether at home, in the car, or on a boat in the ocean. 

Ubuntu 20.04 Server Requirements

Things To Note

  • Single 720p transcode: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz
  • Single 1080p transcode: Intel Core i5 3.0GHz
  • Single 4K transcode: Intel Core i7 3.2GHz

There is a great development for Ubuntu Linux users. Snaps , makes it possible to simplify the entire process of getting Plex Media Server installed on Ubuntu 20.04. 

  1. SSH into your ubuntu server with root.
  2. Use the following command to update app pool
sudo apt update

3. Use the following command to install Snapcraft.

sudo apt install snapd

4. Use this last command to install Plex Media Server on your Ubuntu 20.04 server.

sudo snap install plexmediaserver

5. Once the installation is complete you can manage your media by browsing to http://localhost:32400/manage .

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