How to install Plex media server on Windows 10 using just one command

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If you are planning to set up Plex media server on Windows 10 or 7, then you can use a single command of Chocolatey Choco to install it.

I think almost who has a big collection of music, movies, photos & other media and want to manage them using a single interface, he would definitely know about the Plex Media Server.

Plex is a free program with server and client architecture, using it one can stream music, videos and photos from Windows to Mac computers, iOS, Android phones and more. Apart from Windows one can setup its server package on NAS boxes, Linux and Docker.

How you can use the Plex Media Server?

Did you download the software? If not then the first setup its server and then download the client app on the devices where you want to use it. However, even a browser can be used to stream content from the Plex server. After that signed up to create Plex account with your email address? Follow the setup wizard to get it ready for immediate use. Nevertheless, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at the basic settings. It is worth adjusting some settings to get the most out of the Plex server.

To do this, go to “Settings” in the left column and click on “Advanced Settings“. Then you will see all “server options“. Here you can now set what is important to you.

Well, here we will show how to use Choco to install Plex server…

Install Plex Media Server on Windows 10 using Chocolatey Choco

Step 1: Installing Chocolatey

To use the Choco command on any Windows system we must have the Chocolatey installed on it. For those don’t know about Choco, it is a package management program for Windows system just like we generally have on Linux. For example APT on Ubuntu. So, if you already have it then move to the next step otherwise use the below-given command:

First of all, run your command prompt under administrative rights and then copy-paste this command.

@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"

Install chocolatey choco using command prompt in Windows 10
Install chocolatey choco using command prompt in Windows 10/7

Step 2: Choco command to install Plex Media server

Upon completion of the command transactions given in the first step, close and run the Command prompt again with admin rights. After that type the below command and press the Enter button.

choco install plexmediaserver

In few minutes, depending upon your internet connection, the Plex Media Server will be on you Windows systems

Choco command to install Plex Media server

Upgrade installed Plex packages:

In future, if you want to get updates for the installed packages of this free media server, use this command:

choco upgrade plexmediaserver

Uninstall Plex Media server

In case you, you are not interested anymore to keep it on the system than to remove, you can use this:

choco uninstall plexmediaserver

Plex Client installation

Those are interested in only installing Plex Client on Windows 10 or 7 systems, they can use this choco command:

choco install plex

Rajkumar Maurya
Rajkumar Maurya is the H2S Media tech expert. He’s always been passionate about technology and has been writing on the subject since 2014. He has extensive knowledge of all kinds of technology, from consumer-tech to enterprise solutions. You can contact the author at--


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