How to Install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure the Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Jellyfin is a free, cross-platform, and open-source alternative to propriety media streaming applications such as Plex. Jellyfin allows you to organize and stream your movies, shows, music, and photos.

Install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apt-transport-https

Step 2. Install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu Linux.

Run the following command to add Jellyfin repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [arch=$( dpkg --print-architecture )] https://repo.jellyfin.org/ubuntu focal main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jellyfin.list

Next, run the following command to import the Jeffyfin GPG key to the Ubuntu system:

wget -O - https://repo.jellyfin.org/jellyfin_team.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

Finally, update the package index on your Ubuntu system and install Jellyfin:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install jellyfin

Once successfully installed, start the Jellyfin service also enables it to start at system reboot with the following command:

sudo systemctl start jellyfin
sudo systemctl enable jellyfin

Step 3. Accessing Jellyfin Web UI.

Open your browser and navigate http://SERVER-IP:8096

That’s all you need to do to install the Jellyfin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Jellyfin Media Server, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.