Plex and Synology NAS

Plex Media Server update is now available

The Plex Media server team has rolled out yet another release for the popular server package. Running Plex on your NAS is a great way of saving money by creating your very own Netflix and Spotify media streaming service. This guide will run through what’s new in version, as well as how to go about installing it on NAS.

This version of Plex Media server adds support for the latest Synology DiskStation DS223 NAS, rocking AMD Ryzen processors. If you happen to not be using the latest AMD-powered Synology NAS, there are also a few fixes and improvements included in this Plex update.

What’s new in Plex Media Server


  • (NAS) – Synology – Add support for DS223 family models (rtd1619 & rtd1619b processors)


  • (Collections) Wording of collections display preference was confusing (#12176)
  • (DVR) Finding USB device even if it’s plugged into a different USB port (#14288)
  • (Photos) “Recently Added in Photos” may not include any items in a sub folder (#12469)
  • (PlayQueue) Playing an episode in a show that has a later aired unmatched episode could play the wrong episode (#13315)
  • Fixed release for NVIDIA Shield

How to install this Plex Media Server update

Package Manager DSM 7
Plex in Package Manager DSM 7. (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.

We’ve written some guides on how to install and update Plex Media Server for specific NAS brands:

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