How to Install Plex Desktop on Ubuntu Linux

This post shows students and new users steps to install Plex Linux desktop client on Ubuntu Linux. Plex is a popular way to stream one’s own media collection at home or remotely.

If you haven’t already install Plex server, here’s a link to install it on Ubuntu Linux.

How to install Plex server on Ubuntu Linux

Until recently, there wasn’t an official app for playing Plex content on Linux desktop. One can still install Plex server on Linux machines and stream to other platforms like Windows and MacOS.

Plex developers have finally released a Linux desktop app via Snap that users can use to play content from Plex server. Not only can users install Plex server on Linux, but Linux users can also now stream their content via Linux desktop.

Below is how to install Plex Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux.

How to install Plex Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux

As mentioned above, Plex has an official Linux app that users can use to play content distributed via Plex server.

Below is how to install it.

You can download Plex for Linux from the Snap store or run apt get commands to install it.

Snap is installed by default on Ubuntu Linux so no need to install it. Simply run the commands below to get Plex Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux

sudo snap install plex-desktop

Once installed, navigate to Ubuntu desktop app dashboard and search for Plex. Launch it and starting streaming your Plex distributed content on your Ubuntu Linux machine.

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Related post:

How to install Plex server on Ubuntu Linux

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to install Plex Linux Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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