Canonical, the company behind the world’s most popular Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu, announced today the availability of the Plex Media Server as a Snap app in the Snap Store.
Already available as binary packages for Debian- and Red Hat-based operating systems using the DEB and RPM package format, the Plex Media Server over-the-top (OTT) media service used by millions worldwide is now easier to install across a multitude of GNU/Linux distributions as a Snap app from Canonical’s Snap Store.
“The biggest appeal of Snaps is the simple installation mechanism,” said Tamas Szelei, Software Engineer at Plex. “Canonical’s Snap Store provides an easy and secure way to distribute our software to an increasing number of consumers. What’s more, Snaps help cater to the more technical Plex user, who benefits from confined applications and the added sense of software security.”
For those unfamiliar with the Plex Media Server, it’s a free media streaming application that … (read more)