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Install Plex media server in Ubuntu 16 CLI

Plex is very well known media server. It became very popular due to its simplicity and it can be played from almost all type of media device.

Plex media server can be installed on several OS as well, Linux, Windows, Mac, NAS. Plex need initial setup from localhost.

In this tutorial I will show you how to install Plex media server in Ubuntu 16 CLI (Command Line)

Step 1 : Download and Install

Download the Plex package

# wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/
# dpkg –install plexmediaserver_1.3.3.3148-b38628e_amd64.deb

Plex server should be installed and running now, let’s go ahead and complete the setup.

Step 2 : SSH Tunnel

Now its time for initial setup.

We will use SSH tunnel to access Plex

Refer : https://www.skyverge.com/blog/how-to-set-up-an-ssh-tunnel-with-putty/

 Source Port : 23456
 Destination : localhost:32400

Step 3 : Initial Setup

Now try to access Plex from your desktop


Plex Login

First login with your Plex account and finish the initial setup

Plex initial setup

Now your Plex server is ready

Plex dashboard

Enjoy your movies, favorite TV shows, music on remote devices.

That’s all for now, Wish you very Happy New Year.

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