Linux packages for Plex Media Player
⚠️ Plex Media Player is discontinued and will not receive any updates. ⚠️
Please use Plex for Linux or Plex HTPC instead.
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.
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, Debian, Arch and others.
– 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
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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.
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
– Some USB devices will not work
"Sign In" button does not work
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.