Plex Media Server update is now available



Plex Media Server is now available for download and installation on NAS and other devices. This latest release of the popular media platform includes numerous fixes and some notable improvements, including hardware transcoding support on headless Windows systems. This guide will show you everything that’s new and how to go about installing it on NAS.

What’s new in Plex Media Server


  • (Music) Add “Deep Cuts” station.
  • (Transcoder) Hardware transcoding is now supported for SDR media on AMD GPUs on Linux (#14332)
  • (Transcoder) Hardware transcoding is now supported when running Plex Media Server on headless Windows systems (#14332)
  • (Transcoder) The GPU used for transcoding can now be selected in server preferences (#14332)


  • (EPG) Filters were constructed using timestamps in local server time instead of UTC (#14431)
  • (Filters) Date-based filters could be off by a day in some time zones (#14342)
  • (Library) New TV show theme songs would not get downloaded (#14451)
  • (Library) Poster previews in metadata edit screen could become blank if the selected poster failed to download (#14360)
  • (Music) In some cases, less popular tracks were picked in stations.
  • (Packaging) RPM packages are now signed using SHA-512 instead of SHA-1 (#14369).
  • (Photos) The server could exit unexpectedly when reading TIFF or RAW image files (#10924)
  • (Scanner) Movies and TV shows would fail to match when invoked from the scanner CLI (#14386)
  • (Transcoder) Hardware transcoding could fail on Intel Apollo Lake GPUs (#14359)
  • (Windows) Fixed potential privileged execution in updater by an unprivileged user (#14406)

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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