Plex Media Server update is now available


Plex Media Server is a popular media streaming platform that can be run on just about anything. If you’re running it on a NAS, we’re pleased to relay that an update has been released. Plex Media Server includes some fixes and changes that we’ll cover here as well as a quick guide on how to install it on a NAS.

What is Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server update is a minor release and contains the following:


  • (Windows) Add 64-bit x86 Windows builds


  • (Butler) The server could become unresponsive during database optimization (#13820)
  • (HTTP) Certain client apps could quit unexpectedly when connecting to a server during startup maintenance (#13802)
  • (Music) Locking the date field for albums wouldn’t lock the year value (#13786)
  • (Scanner) Improve scanner performance (#13804)

While not a substantial update, it’s good to see the Plex team spend time locking down bug reports and improving the overall streaming experience. Should you encounter performance issues with software such as Plex Media Server on your NAS, it’s important to check system resources.

Streaming, library management, and other tasks can hit the CPU of a NAS hard and if you’re caught off guard, one could assume there’s an issue with the OS, hardware, or packages. It may simply be the case you require more RAM for the tasks you run on the enclosure.

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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