Installing Plex Media Server on Raspberry Pi 🌱

Install Plex Media Server

  1. Log into the Raspberry Pi device
  2. Run the following commands in terminal
    # update software repositories
    sudo apt update
    # install software updates
    sudo apt upgrade -y
    # install some prerequisites
    sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates
    # get the latest .deb download URL
    regex='"build":"linux-armv7neon","distro":"debian","url":"(https:\/\/downloads\.plex\.tv\/plex-media-server-new\/[^/]*\/debian\/[^/]*_armhf\.deb)",' && response=$(curl -s && [[ $response =~ $regex ]] && downloadURL="${BASH_REMATCH[1]}"
    # download latest plex version
    wget -O ./plexmediaserver.deb $downloadURL
    # install plex media server
    sudo dpkg -i ./plexmediaserver.deb
    # run plexmediaserver service on system boot
    sudo systemctl enable plexmediaserver.service

Configuring Plex Account

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to http://DNSorIP:32400/web
  2. Log in with one of the available options or click sign up with email
  3. Give the Plex server a name > Click Next
  4. Click the Add Library button > Select the media type
  5. Select Add folders from the left navigation > Click Browse for media folder > Select the folder to add to the media > Click Add Library
  6. Click Next
  7. Click Done to complete the server setup
  8. Welcome to Plex Media Server