How To Install Plex Media Server 0.9.9 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, CentOS 7, CentOS 6 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Plex Media Server is an open-source multimedia application which can turn your Linux distribution into a multimedia server, allowing the users to steam, watch movies, listen to music or display slideshows of their photo collection. Also, the users can manage their server remotely, via the web dashboard.

The latest version available is Plex Media Server 0.9.9, which has been released a while ago.

how to install Plex Media Server 0.9.9 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, CentOS 7 and CentOS 6 systems.

In this article I will show you how to install Plex Media Server 0.9.9 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, CentOS 7 and CentOS 6 systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the deb/rpm packages from the project’s site and install them by hand. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Plex Media Server 0.9.9 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6/plexmediaserver_0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi plexmediaserver_0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6_i386.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6/plexmediaserver_0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi plexmediaserver_0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6_amd64.deb

Optional, to remove plex media server, from either 32 bit or 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove plexmediaserver

How to install Plex Media Server 0.9.9 on Fedora 21, Fedora 20, CentOS 7 and CentOS 6 systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ wget http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6/plexmediaserver-0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6.i386.rpm
$ sudo yum localinstall plexmediaserver-0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6.i386.rpm

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ wget http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6/plexmediaserver-0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6.x86_64.rpm
$ sudo yum localinstall plexmediaserver-0.9.9.14.531-7eef8c6.x86_64.rpm

Optional, to remove plex media server, from either 32 bit or 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove plexmediaserver

Once the installation has been successfully done, on either Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS or one of their derivative, you can access plex media server via any internet browser, by accessing http://localhost:32400/web/manage.

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2 comments on “How To Install Plex Media Server 0.9.9 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, CentOS 7, CentOS 6 And Derivatives
  1. Mike says:

    You’re awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. Worked like a charm!

    I tried another outdated method that had a ton of apt-get install items. Your “gdebi” just took care of all of the dependencies. Thanks again!

  2. Brian Wallace says:

    First time that browser link didn’t work, what did was:
    http://localhost:32400/web/

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