How to install Plex Media Server on Debian 9

Hello everyone, today I am going to show you how to install Plex Media Server on Debian 9 Stretch. Plex Media Server is a great application that turn Linux into a rich features multimedia streaming server. You can then stream your favorite movies, music, TV Shows, Photos from any devices. Installing Plex Media Server on Debian 9 is pretty easy.

Why Plex Media Server ?

Plex Media Server is free, open source. It comes with a nice web management console that is very easy to configure.


  • Debian 9 (Desktop or Server)
  • root access to the Debian server

Steps to Install Plex Media Server on Debian 9

Step 1. Download Plex Media Server

Open Terminal or connect to Debian 9 via SSH (if you are installing from a remote computer). Paste the following lines to download PMS package.

Step 2. Install PMS

Execute the following command to install the deb package as root.

Output example:

Ensure that the service is running


Open Plex Media Server web management console

Open a web browser and type the following address. Don’t forget to change the IP address with your Debian IP address.


OK, now sign in with your Plex pass. Create a new one if you don’t have. Its free.

Now we need to configure our sever. Give our new server a name

Add library to our server. Here, you will need to add folder where you save the music or movies.

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