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How Install Plex Media Server on Fedora 36

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Plex Media Server on Fedora 36.

Plex is a global streaming media service and a client–server media player platform, made by Plex, Inc. The Plex Media Server organizes video, audio, and photos from a user’s collections and from online services, and streams it to the players. The official clients and unofficial third-party clients run on mobile devices, smart TVs, streaming boxes, and in web apps.

Plex Media Server is a self-hosted media player system for storing your movies, shows, music, and photos. Over time Plex Media Server has grown much and now supports many platforms.

Also vsit: How to install Plex Media Server on CentOS

Install Plex on Fedora 36

  • First, make sure that your system packages are up-to-date by running the following command:
sudo dnf update -y && sudo dnf upgrade -y
  • Plex repository is not included in the default installation of fedora systems. So add it’s repo as follows:
sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/plex.repo

Then add the following:

[Plexrepo]
name=plexrepo
baseurl=https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/rpm/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key
gpgcheck=1
  • Save and quit from vim editor.
  • Next install Plex media server by running the command below:
sudo dnf install plexmediaserver -y
  • Start and enable plex
sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver
sudo systemctl enable plexmediaserver
  • Check the status of Plex media server as follows:
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sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver
  • The last step is to access Plex via web, Plex works on port 32400. So open your browser then type:
http://YOUR_SERVER_IP:32400/web
OR
http://localhost:32400/web
  • You will be directed as shown below:
  • Sign in to Plex account.
  • Here is a small guide for how plex works, Click on Got it button.
  • Server setup, here setup your server name to help identify it in plex apps on your network then click Next.
  • Organize your media library settings by adding a library then click Next
  • Here is, you can get Plex Apps by clicking on GET PLEX APPS button, or skip that and finish the setup by clicking on Done as shown below.
  • Click on Finish setup
  • And Here we go.

Conclusion

That’s it,

I hope this article was useful

Thank you

Also read: How to install Plex Media Server on CentOS systems.

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