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Plex Media Server on Ubuntu

Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? We finally have Plex Media Server for Ubuntu available for download thanks to Snaps! Did I mention how much I love really love these Snaps and Flatpak install options? Ubuntu deserves one click installation options for the average user if it is ever going to one day be a true competitor to MacOS and Windows. The invention of these two platforms has changed the Linux core and I hope they both continue to get support.

Today we will show several ways to easily install Plex media server on your Ubuntu OS without breaking a sweat. This is one of the best software on Ubuntu that you need especially if you have a lot of media files including movies, videos, music or even photos that you like to browse. The PMS(plex media server) allows you to stream your own content using multiple devices from anywhere, so you can basically be on vacation in South Africa and stream from your Plex Media server that can be located in your home country, let’s say you stay in New York. It is of course a free software on top of all this so you don’t lose much just to try it. Let’s find out what else Plex Media server can do for you and if it truly worth your time to try.

What Is Plex Media Server About?

Plex brings your favorite media together in one place, making it beautiful and easy to enjoy. Plex organizes your personal video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your devices. With Plex Live TV & DVR and a growing catalog of great online content, including Plex News and podcasts, we’re making it easier to find and enjoy all the media you love on all of your devices, no matter where you happen to be.

Plex magically organizes your media libraries and streams them to any device – including all your video, music, and photo libraries. With a Plex Pass, supported tuner, and digital antenna, you can also watch and record FREE over-the-air broadcast TV, including major networks. You can also enjoy podcasts Plus Plex News – the most balanced and comprehensive personalized video newsfeed out there.

Plex Media Server Features:

  • Magically organize all your personal media – photos, music, movies, shows, even DVR-ed TV – and stream it to any device in a beautiful, simple interface, and Plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information.
  • Podcasts are here! Search for your favorites or discover new ones through personalized recommendations. Plus: 30-second skip, variable speed playback, rich discovery, and full Plex-style support for cross-device playback status. (including On Deck, so you can pick back up where you left off on any device)\
  • Get personalized and trusted video news from over 190 global publisher partners (and growing!), including CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and top local news sources for over 80% of markets in the US.
  • Cut the cord! Go premium with a Plex Pass and use Plex Live TV & DVR so you can watch and record free over-the-air HD TV, like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, with any supported digital antenna and tuner.
  • Enjoy free features, like remote access, sharing, security, and casting, see your media beautifully enhanced with rich descriptions, artwork, ratings, and more.

Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu

Manually Install Plex Media Server via Terminal

sudo snap install plexmediaserver --beta

Plex Media Server Screenshots

Plex Media Server Video Tutorial

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