Software Update: Plex Media Server

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Version of Plex Media Server has been released. This version was previously available to holders of the paid PlexPass, but can now be downloaded by anyone. Plex Media Server is a media server for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS and various nas devices. The software can serve content to clients on the same machine, within the local network or over the Internet. Client software is available for the aforementioned operating systems, but content can also be viewed on iOS, Android, Google TV and Chromecast, for example. The program is free to use and has additional features PlexPass, a paid service that gives access to ‘premium features’ and earlier to new versions. Since version, the following changes and improvements have been made:


  • Native support for Apple Silicon.


  • (Android) Music artwork on Android based servers could disappear after refreshing metadata (#13677)
  • (Hubs) The “Most Played in Month” music hub could fail to populate (#13660)
  • (Library) Release dates before 1901 could be saved incorrectly on Windows (#13661)
  • (Linux) Improve handling of Intel Compute Runtime (ICR) vs Beignet requirement detection.
  • (Music) Read in album sort tags (#13653)
  • (Music) Setting artwork from the edit dialog could result in low quality images getting set (#13677)
  • (Music) Track titles could sometimes become blank after scanning the library (#13615)
  • (Playlists) Playlists would lose uploaded artwork after running a Clean Bundles operation.
  • (Windows) The server could crash due to incorrect behavior in Microsoft’s linker (#13588)

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Plex
License type Freeware/Paid
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