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Plex Media Server update 1.28.0.5999 is now available

Update your PMS today!

There’s a new version of Plex Media Server on the block! Today, we’re reporting on version 1.28.0.5999, which was recently rolled out by the Plex team. It’s a fairly large update containing a bunch of minor improvements to the popular streaming platform. This guide will run you through the changes and how to install it on your NAS.

What is Plex Media Server 1.28.0.5999?

Plex Media Server update 1.28.0.5999 contains the following:

Changes

  • Native support for Apple Silicon.

Fixes

  • (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)

The support for Apple silicon is a massive improvement for those running Plex software on an Apple device. The rest of the fixes included in this update will please those on other platforms.

How to install this Plex Media Server update

Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server app (Source: NAS Master)

Installing the latest version of Plex Media Server couldn’t be easier. Should you be running the software on the best NAS for Plex, all you need to do is run the update process using the enclosure’s web UI. If you’d want to do it manually, download the update from Plex and upload it to your NAS for installation.

By Richard Edmonds

I've been covering the tech industry for more than a decade and have tinkered with NAS for just as long. Follow my ramblings and more right here on NAS Master!

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