How to Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9

Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Plex Media Server on Debian 9. 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.

Plex Media Server is a remarkable streaming server for all your movies, music and photographs. Install Plex on your server, appreciate it from any place on pretty much any gadget, and upload your content. From their site:”Your recorded networking, live TV, online news, and podcasts, superbly organized and prepared to flow”. Plex is simple to establish, configure and use.

Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Plex Median Server on Debian.

First, Go to Plex server’s download page, select Linux and choose Ubuntu 14.04 or newer:


Then, Install Plex package with apt command:

sudo apt install ./plexmediaserver_1.14.1.5488-cc260c476_amd64.deb

Once installed, Start Plex Media server using the systemctl command, if required:

sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver

Also, you can check the status of it using the below command:

sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver

Step 3. Accessing Plex Media Server.

Open your browser and access Plex Media set up page by going to the below URL:


Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Plex is a streaming media server on Debian 9 Stretch. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.