How to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS Drive

Downloading the Plex Media Server becomes easy when you follow a certain order of instructions. Plex makes your content, videos, and various Media more appealing in a stream through the visual format.

Downloading Plex Media Server on your System

Follow these two methods to download the Media Server associated with Plex:

Downloading the Plex Media Server Manually

You can install the new edition of Plex Media Server with the below-mentioned steps:

  1. First of all, install the “Plex Media Server” package.
  2. Then select the option “Synology” located inside “NAS.”
  3. After that, connect to your NAS associated with particular Synology.
  4. Now, you have to expand the “Package Center” option.
  5. Then, tap the option that reads “Manual Install.”
  6. Next, hit the “Browse” option.
  7. Now, search for the option to download the particular Plex Server.
  8. After that, hit the “Next” tab.
  9. Then, tap on the “Yes” button.
  10. Finally, hit the “Apply” tab.

Automatically Installing the Plex Media Server 

In case you have downloaded the Plex via DSM of Synology and your OS permits you to upgrade the Plex package automatically, then you can do so as well.

Follow these simple steps to download the Plex on your device:

  1. Firstly, connect to the NAS associated with your Synology.
  2. After that, go to the option that says “Package Center.”
  3. Tap the “Settings” tab located at the upper-right edge.
  4. Then, you have to modify the trust level option to “Synology Inc. and trusted publishers.”
  5. Next, hit the certificate option.
  6. After that, launch a fresh web browser tab and then install the particular certificate key from your Plex.
  7. Now, you have to tap the “Import” button located on your particular Certificate page.
  8. After that, locate the downloaded file.
  9. Then, tap on the “OK” button.
  10. Next, go back to the “Package Center” page and then download the “Plex Media Server” there.

Setting up the New Server and Organizing Your Plex

In order to configure a new server, you should follow the under-mentioned steps:

  1. First of all, tap the primary menu. It is located on the upper left-hand side of your DSM interface window.
  2. Then, you have to select the particular Plex Server. It will expand a new Plex Server window to fetch and manage your Plex account from the same page.
  3. It will also provide various other Plex related options like network configuration, media searching, and much more.
  4. It will provide you with limited options.
  5. In case you create your Plex account, then you will get many other options to handle the Plex and its related services more smoothly. It also includes the synchronization function and many features like this.

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