This post shows students and new users how to install the Plex Linux desktop client on Ubuntu Linux. Plex is a popular way to stream one’s media collection at home or remotely.
If you haven’t already installed the Plex server, here’s a link to install it on Ubuntu Linux.
Until recently, there wasn’t an official app for playing Plex content on a Linux desktop. However, one can still install the 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 the Plex server. So not only can users install the Plex server on Linux, but Linux users can also now stream their content via Linux desktops.
Below is how to install the Plex Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux.
How to install the Plex Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux
As mentioned above, Plex has an official Linux app that users can use to play content distributed via the 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 there is no need to install it. Instead, run the commands below to get the Plex Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux.
sudo snap install plex-desktop
Once installed, navigate the Ubuntu desktop app dashboard and search for Plex. Then, launch it and start streaming your Plex-distributed content on your Ubuntu Linux machine.
This post showed you how to install the Plex Linux Desktop app on Ubuntu Linux. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.