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Downloads of v


Last Update:

20 Jan 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Plex
  • Inc.


plex streaming video music htpc dlna admin

Plex (Install)

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Plex
  • Inc.

Plex (Install)

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Dependencies require reboot.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Plex (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Plex (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Plex (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade plex -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade plex -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install plex
    name: plex
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'plex' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller plex
    Name     = "plex"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'plex':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 20 Jan 2023.


This is the new desktop client that replaces plexmediaplayer. It supports downloads and implements the UNO interface.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'plex'
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  url64          = ''
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  softwareName   = 'Plex' 
  checksum64     = '38834c56cd3f2415696b07cac332a92ff1110e5b'
  checksumType64 = 'sha1'
  validExitCodes = @(0, 1223)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'Plex' } | Stop-Process
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Plex'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs    = '/S'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    } else {

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Plex (Install) 1019 Thursday, January 12, 2023 Approved
Plex (Install) 1515 Thursday, December 22, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1232 Friday, December 9, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1274 Thursday, November 24, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1289 Thursday, November 10, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 907 Thursday, November 3, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 871 Friday, October 28, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1652 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1246 Saturday, September 17, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 356 Friday, September 16, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1161 Friday, September 2, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1273 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 963 Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 788 Thursday, August 4, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1162 Thursday, July 21, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1135 Friday, July 8, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1191 Thursday, June 23, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1196 Friday, June 10, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1287 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1629 Thursday, April 28, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1222 Friday, April 15, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1053 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 307 Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1194 Thursday, March 24, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1640 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 1658 Friday, January 28, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 401 Thursday, January 27, 2022 Approved
Plex (Install) 2099 Friday, December 10, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 493 Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1151 Friday, November 26, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1291 Thursday, November 11, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 2100 Thursday, September 23, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1575 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 2248 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1963 Friday, April 30, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 851 Friday, April 23, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1392 Thursday, April 1, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 474 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1227 Saturday, March 13, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 523 Thursday, March 11, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1314 Thursday, February 18, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1118 Thursday, February 4, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 872 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1083 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Approved
Plex (Install) 1535 Thursday, December 10, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 980 Thursday, November 26, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 969 Thursday, November 12, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 796 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 871 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 1045 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 817 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 773 Thursday, September 3, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 808 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 908 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 548 Friday, July 24, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 238 Thursday, July 23, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 642 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 940 Thursday, June 18, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 623 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 229 Sunday, June 7, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 949 Friday, May 8, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 378 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 695 Monday, April 20, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 425 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 561 Sunday, April 5, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 696 Sunday, March 15, 2020 Approved
Plex (Install) 1191 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Approved
Plex (Install) 406 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Approved
Plex (Install) 511 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Approved
Plex (Install) 332 Thursday, August 29, 2019 Approved
Plex (Install) 190 Monday, August 26, 2019 Approved
Plex (Install) 174 Saturday, August 17, 2019 Approved
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