Plex rolls out Media Server update

The Plex Media Server team has released another update for the popular streaming platform. If you’re running Plex on a NAS or some other device, update is now available for installation. This latest release brings with it numerous fixes and an update to the web UI backend. Here’s everything new and how to go about installing the update.

What’s new in Plex Media Server

Here’s the full list of changes in the Plex update.


  • (Web) Updated to 4.116.1


  • (Library) “Episode sorting” and “Album sorting” preferences had meaningless “Library default” global library setting (#14522)
  • (Library) The default season sort order in TV libraries may not work as intended (#14570)
  • (LiveTV) Transcoded video would fail to play in some circumstances (#14539)
  • (Metadata) Items could lose metadata if a refresh request failed due to a network failure (#14551)
  • (Player) Controlling a player didn’t work in some cases (#14567)
  • (Sharing) Sharing a single episode was not playable by sharee (#14559)
  • (Transcoder) HW transcoding failed on GeminiLake CPUs when running on linux (#14465)
  • (Transcoder) Videos HW encoded on the shield would display a black screen on some devices (#14384)
  • (Updater) Windows Updater would hang when run with PMSService (#14322)

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 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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