Create a Plex Media Server on Ubuntu/Debian

Exported on 27-Aug-2021 15:45:15

This Blueprint downloads and installs a Plex Media Server on Ubuntu and Debian in less than 5 minutes.

Parameters

Name Type Script Reference Default Value Comment
s1 Linux / Unix Server s1
s1c Linux OS Credential s1c

1 - Download Plex Media Server Installer

Downloads the Plex media server installer in home directory.

v1.23.3 was the latest version on 28th June 2021, change the url to latest version if new releases have been published by Plex.

You can check for updates here: https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/

The connection details have changed from the last step.

Login as user on node

Connect via SSH
ssh user@hostname
This is a Bash Script make sure you run it with bash -l from a terminal session
wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.3.4707-ebb5fe9f3/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.3.4707-ebb5fe9f3_amd64.deb

2 - Install Plex Media Server

This starts the installation of the deb package downloaded in the last step.

Once the installation has finished you can visit http://YOUR_IP:32400/web to access the fresh installation of the Plex Media Server.

Login as user on node

Connect via SSH
ssh user@hostname
This is a Bash Script make sure you run it with bash -l from a terminal session
sudo dpkg -i  plexmediaserver_1.23.3.4707-ebb5fe9f3_amd64.deb