Plex Media Server update is now available

The fine folk at Plex have rolled out another update for Plex Media Server. I’m rounding up and into this update post, combining all the changes and fixes. If you’re a little behind on your Plex updates, here’s everything you need to know about this latest release.

What is Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server update (and contains the following:


  • (HTTP) Indicate when a database migration is being run (#13651)
  • (Web) Updated to 4.87.2


  • (Collections) Playing a collection of shows/seasons resulted in no playback in certain clients (#12977)
  • (Library) Cleaning up legacy music agent bundle files could fail when running a Clean Bundles (#13761)
  • (Library) Running a Clean Bundles operation could crash the server (#13787)
  • (Music) Read artist and album sort tags from m4a audio files (#13760)
  • (Music) Upgrading an album should retain the added date of the original (#13753)
  • (Photos) Timelines could get reprocessed unnecessarily leading to incorrect placement of photos in the timeline (#13730)
  • (Transcoder) Subtitles could become mis-timed when multiple events shared the same start timestamp
  • Installation on AMD and ARM-based Linux would fail.
  • Server could hang in certain circumstances (#13758)
  • (HTTP) Certain client apps could quit unexpectedly when connecting to a server during startup maintenance (#13802)

It’s good to see the web version being bumped and the large list of fixes is great for anyone struggling with the aforementioned bug reports.

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.

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