How to install Emby Server, free multimedia streaming server on Ubuntu 17.04

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Emby Server on Ubuntu 17.04. Emby Server is a free multimedia streaming server which allows us to stream multimedia content to any supported devices. It also can be used to stream Live TV to your devices. The latest version 3.2.15 is now available for download.

Emby Server is a great way to manage, watch and stream your multimedia contents from any devices on your network. Its similar to Plex Media Server. It supports DLNA server as well.

Emby server functionality can be expanded with plugins. This plugin can be installed easily via web management UI.

How to install Emby Server on Ubuntu 17.04

Step 1. Add the key

wget -nv -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

Step 2. Add the repository

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/emby-server.list"

Step 3. Install Emby

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install emby-server

Step 4. Configure Emby

Open web browser and type the ip-address of the Ubuntu with the following format:


1 Comment

  1. This all works well – however Emby does no appear in my system’s desktop applications list (eg. in the Multimedia sub-category) – nor is there an Emby icon available in the system tray.

    It would be so nice to have a desktop shortcut for Emby – similar to Kodi, Plex, &/etc ….

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