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.

Support and discussion thread on Plex Forums.

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.

Release builds

Build from official Plex packages.

Plex_Media_Player_2.40.0.1007-5482132c_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.39.0.1005-1b0839a8_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.38.0.999-e14e4d74_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Older builds ...
Plex_Media_Player_2.37.2.996-bea4f9ca_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.37.1.994-ac3132ba_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.36.0.988-0150ae52_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.35.1.986-29666b14_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.34.0.983-edb7fbf7_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.33.1.979-c4087ea7_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.32.0.973-62b2e27f_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.31.0.967-a95b6d76_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.30.1.966-e4e7b964_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.29.1.961-bb236059_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.28.0.952-5408ca22_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.27.0.949-542ba3ed_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.26.0.947-1e21fa2b_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.25.0.940-485e2ea4_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.24.0.924-63fcaa8e_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.23.0.920-5bc1a2e5_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.22.1.917-2a5a2e01_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.21.0.914-4839cbf2_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.20.0.909-46413dd1_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.18.0.893-48795f25_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.17.0.890-7d18e33d_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.16.0.885-f2338b5e_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.15.0.882-8b488458_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.14.1.880-301a4b6c_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.13.0.877-6e1ea2cb_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.12.1.871-6c71195e_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.11.1.870-4af5a622_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.10.0.849-e02dbeca_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.8.0.813-6e77dc0c_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.7.0.806-608417d4_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.6.0.803-edcf527b_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.5.0.792-1bc7f225_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.4.1.787-54a020cd_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.3.0.774-ef2108c2_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.2.1.758-5dad2d62_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_2.1.1.703-79cdfa5c_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_1.3.12.755-fed6185a_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_1.3.11.729-4be89b5c_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD

Daily builds

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

Plex_Media_Player_20190814_5482132c_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD
Plex_Media_Player_20190807_1b0839a8_x64.AppImageDOWNLOAD

Flatpak

If AppImage doesn’t work for you please try the Flatpak package.

flatpak install https://knapsu.eu/data/plex/tv.plex.PlexMediaPlayer.flatpakref

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.