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Starting the container

docker run --rm \
    --name plex \
    -p 32400:32400 \
    -e PUID=1000 \
    -e PGID=1000 \
    -e UMASK=002 \
    -e TZ="Etc/UTC" \
    -e PLEX_CLAIM="" \
    -e ADVERTISE_IP="" \
    -e PLEX_PASS="no" \
    -v /<host_folder_config>:/config \
    -v /<host_folder_transcode>:/transcode \
version: "3.7"

    container_name: plex
      - "32400:32400"
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - UMASK=002
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - PLEX_CLAIM
      - PLEX_PASS=no
      - /<host_folder_config>:/config
      - /<host_folder_transcode>:/transcode

In most cases you'll need to add additional volumes, depending on your own personal preference, to get access to your files.


Tag Description Version Commit SHA Commit Message Last Updated Age


The above table reflects the current state of the Git repository. The docker repository is mainly in sync, unless builds fail or commits are pushed for which no builds are started (usually indicated with [skip ci] in the commit message). You can click on the tag's name to go to its corresponding branch on GitHub, clicking the commit sha brings you to the git diff of that commit.


By default the container has 2 volumes defined, the volume /config that contains the configuration files and the volume /transcode which is used as the default transcode directory.

Claim your server

Go to and login with your account, copy the claim code and add it to the environment variable like this -e PLEX_CLAIM="claim-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx". When starting the new plex server for the first time, the server will be added to your account.

Plex Pass

If you are a Plex Pass subscriber, you can enable the install of beta builds with -e PLEX_PASS="yes". When the container starts, a version check is done for the latest beta and installed if a newer version is found.

Environment variables ADVERTISE_IP and ALLOWED_NETWORKS

The variables correspond to the below plex network settings.

Plex settings

The variable ADVERTISE_IP is useful to aid your local clients in discovering your plex server when running in the bridge network mode. Most likely you would use something like You could use ALLOWED_NETWORKS when you're locked out and need to regain access without providing credentials.

TOP secret stuff

If you do -e PLEX_PASS="https://...", stuff happens for which no support will be given.

Hardware support

To make your hardware devices available inside the container use the following argument --device=/dev/dri:/dev/dri for Intel QuickSync and --device=/dev/dvb:/dev/dvb for a tuner. NVIDIA users should go visit the NVIDIA github page for instructions.