Linux packages for Plex Media Player

There are two packaging formats available. AppImage and Flatpak.
Both aim to be universal and distribution agnostic.

AppImage is supported for a long time now, however there are known problems with it like “sign in” button working only in fullscreen mode. If having issues give Flatpak a try.

When looking for support or want to discuss something please visit  this thread on Plex Forums.

Which package should I use?

There is no straightforward answer as both have some small issues of their own. I recommend first to try out the Appimage and if you have problems with it take a look at Flatpak.

AppImage

No need to install. No root required. Download the AppImage file, make it executable, and double click to start the application. It is as simple as that.

Works on all modern Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Arch, Debian and others.

Known problems

– Sing in button does not work in windowed mode. You need to switch to fullscreen mode to be able to login.
– AppImage crashes on some systems due to library incompatibilities
– Problems with Intel video drivers
– Need to update manually

Release builds

Build from official Plex packages.

Plex_Media_Player_2.58.0.1076-38e019da_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.57.0.1074-f7d709d1_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.56.0.1071-85947843_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Older builds ...
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Daily builds

Built every day. For people who want to check latest changes and improvements before an official release.

Plex_Media_Player_20201004-05368698_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_20200904-05368698_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD

Flatpak

These packages integrates nicely with the system and can be installed and updated from system software managers. Also Wayland and hardware acceleration just works where AppImage is very fragile when it comes to video graphics.

Install

First you need to add a repository to your system.

The easiest way is to download plex-media-player.flatpakrepo file and open it in your software manager. After adding the repository search for “Plex Media Player” and click install. You’re all set.

In case it does not work for you do the following in a terminal:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists plex-media-player https://flatpak.knapsu.eu/plex-media-player.flatpakrepo
flatpak install plex-media-player tv.plex.PlexMediaPlayer

Known problems

– Some USB devices will not work

FAQ

"Sign In" button does not work
When running Plex for the first time in windowed mode there will be shown a “Sign In” button. Unfortunately on some systems AppImage can’t open system web browser when clicking the button.

As a workaround please switch the player to fullscreen mode and sign in with a 4-digit activation code.

Flatpak package doesn’t have this problem.

Why there are no 32-bit packages?
The linuxdeployqt tool that is used for building the package is not available for x86 architexture.
Why it does not work on Ubuntu 14.04?
Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) has too old compiler and base system library to make it work. Please see this bug for a more detailed explanation.