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How to Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9


How to Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9

Plex is a streaming media worker that lets you arrange your video, music, and photograph assortments and stream them to the entirety of your gadgets whenever and from anyplace. 

This instructional exercise discloses how to introduce Plex Media Server on Debian 9. 


The client you are signed in as must have sudo advantages to have the option to introduce bundles. 

Install Plex Media Server

Follow the means beneath to introduce the Plex Media Server on your Debian framework: 

Plex Media Server isn't accessible in the authority Debian bundle storehouse. We'll be utilizing the Plex official archive. Start by bringing in the vault's GPG key utilizing the accompanying twist order : 

sudo apt install curl
curl | sudo apt-key add -

Add the Plex APT archive to your framework's product vault list by giving: 

echo deb ./public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list

When the Plex vault is empowered, update the well-suited bundle list and introduce the most recent adaptation of the Plex Media Server with: 

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

The Plex administration will begin consequently. To confirm that the establishment was fruitful and SSH administration is running sort the accompanying order which will print the Plex worker status: 

sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver

The yield should look something like this: 

? plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server for Linux
  Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
  Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-03-07 06:35:51 CST; 17min ago
  Process: 2993 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c /usr/bin/test -d "${PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR}" || /bin/mkdir -p "${PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR}" (code=exited, status=0
Main PID: 2998 (sh)
    Tasks: 127 (limit: 4915)
  CGroup: /system.slice/plexmediaserver.service

Adjust the Firewall Rules

Since you have Plex introduced and running on your worker you have to ensure your firewall is arranged to permit traffic on Plex Media Server explicit ports. 

In the event that there is no firewall running on your framework you can skirt this part. 

The accompanying advances expect that you are utilizing UFW to deal with your firewall: 

Open your content manager of decision and make the accompanying UFW application profile: 


title=Plex Media Server (Standard)
description=The Plex Media Server

title=Plex Media Server (DLNA)
description=The Plex Media Server (additional DLNA capability only)

title=Plex Media Server (Standard + DLNA)
description=The Plex Media Server (with additional DLNA capability)

Spare the document and update profiles list: 

sudo ufw app update plexmediaserver

Apply the new firewall rules by composing: 

sudo ufw allow 22
sudo ufw allow plexmediaserver-all

At long last check if the new firewall rules are applied effectively with: 

sudo ufw status verbose
Status: active
Logging: on (low)
Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (routed)
New profiles: skip

To                         Action      From
--                         ------      ----
22/tcp                     ALLOW IN    Anywhere
32400/tcp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere
3005/tcp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere
5353/udp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere
8324/tcp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere
32410:32414/udp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere
1900/udp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere
32469/tcp (plexmediaserver-all) ALLOW IN    Anywhere

Configure Plex Media Server

Prior to beginning the Plex arrangement wizard we should make the catalogs that will store the Plex media records: 

sudo mkdir -p /opt/plexmedia/{movies,series}

The Plex Media Server runs as the client plex which probably peruse and execute consents to the media records and indexes. To set the right proprietorship run the accompanying order. 

sudo chown -R plex: /opt/plexmedia

You can pick any area to store the media documents, simply ensure you set the right consents. 

Presently we can continue with the worker arrangement. Open your program, type http://YOUR_SERVER_IP:32400/web and you will be given the accompanying screen: 

Plex Media Server Sign In 

To utilize the Plex Media Server, you should make a record. 

Press the Google, Facebook or Email catch to make a free Plex account. On the off chance that you need to get to premium highlights you can buy a Plex Pass plan. 

When you join you will be diverted to the page with data about how Plex fills in as demonstrated as follows: 

How Plex Works 

Snap on the Got it button. 

On the following screen enter your Plex worker name, leave the Allow me to get to my media outside my home box checked, and click Next. 

The following stage is to add a media library. Snap on the Add Library button. 

When the popup window shows, select motion pictures as library type and snap Next. 

In the following stage click on the Browse for media organizer and add the way to the registry that will contain the Movies media records, for our situation/pick/plexmedia/motion pictures.

Snap on the Add catch and afterward on the Add Library. 

You can add the same number of Libraries as you need. 

Snap Next, at that point Done and you will be diverted to the Plex web dashboard. 

Since you have finished the arrangement wizard, you can begin investigating Plex alternatives and all the things it can do. 

Updating Plex Media Server

At the point when another variant is delivered you can refresh the Plex Media Server bundle through your work area standard Software Update device or by running the accompanying orders in your terminal: 

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade


You have figured out how to introduce Plex Media Server on your Debian 9 machine and how to make a Media Library. 

You would now be able to introduce the Plex application on your Android, iPhone, Smart TV, Xbox, Roku or some other upheld gadget. You can discover a rundown of upheld Apps and Devices on the Plex Downloads page or you can just introduce the application from the gadget's application store. 

You ought to likewise look at the authority Plex Quick-Start guide and Plex Documentation page. 

On the off chance that you have any inquiries, if it's not too much trouble leave a remark underneath.