It took me a minute to figure out what’s going on but here’s how to do it step by step (provided you have run the plex media server docker at least once & have used the token or signed in to your plex pass account AND USING UNRAID)
- Go to your unraid server (default: http://tower/) put in your username/password as needed
- Go to the “Docker” tab
- Click on the checkbox under Log next to your Plex container. Make sure you can see if changes are happening.
- Click the Plex container name (default: PlexMediaServer) NAME NOT ICON or icon then click edit if you want to be stubborn.
- Edit Repository (3rd one down - Name, Overview, Repository) to: plexinc/pms-docker:plexpass
- Click done, on the log window, an update should occur. If not, click on the Plex icon, click stop, click on icon again, click start and watch the log window and it should pull the plex pass version and update your container.
If this doesn’t give you the latest (188.8.131.5278 as of this writing) then PMS dockers might not be for you/just enjoy the public version and be happy.
Hope this helps other new guys who are experimenting and learning new things! Keep exploring and experiencing the unknown!
EDIT: Keep Key 4 (Version) as it is (default: latest)
For anyone who (like me) recently stumbles upon this thread looking for a solution to update failures, this was the one piece of information that I was missing to fix the updating problem. Plex changed the tag to “beta” instead of “plexpass”. So if you are editing the official Plex docker container, you need to have two things in place to make it work:
- The repository should be “plexinc/pms-docker:beta” - this was my particular issue, I did not have this set.
- The VERSION key should be “beta”. (it is Key 4 in the official container if you are using that)
It is my understanding that you can only use the beta key if you are using Plex Pass. All of the other steps that people have mentioned here and elsewhere with respect to claiming the server, signing in, and restarting are also pertinent here.
I would also like to say that a lot of the frustration that technical experts in this community express with the ignorance of the typical home user is somewhat unfair. Speaking as a person whose job it is to often boil down complex and technical concepts for consumption by a general audience, please consider the perspective of the “Regular Joe” in that they do not have the expertise and heuristics that you might, and patterns and dependencies that seem obvious to you are foreign and imperceptible to them. Berating people because they don’t understand things that are, to you, relatively simple, comes across just as annoying as the unjustified sense of entitlement that typical users have for holding technical experts accountable for providing them with a free master class in a complicated subject area. Please be patient with each other, and thanks again to punkbox for this helpful post.