How to Claim Your Plex Server (2024)

Do you want to claim your Plex server? If Yes, then you are in the right place. In this guide, we will teach you the same in a very simple way.

For the Unversed, Plex is a digital media server and organizing tool allowing users to access music, photos, and videos stored in their computer with any other computer or compatible mobile devices.

We all come to a situation where we need an important file stored in our computer but we can’t have it because we are away from our home or office.

Fortunately, you can access files stored on your PC through Plex regardless of your location.

To start using Plex services, all you have to do is download and install the Plex app on your device and create Plex Account if you don’t have any.

You can download and use the Plex app for free but you don’t get access to all features. Yes, for premium features, you need to purchase a subscription.

Also Read > Fix Plex ‘Your Changes Could Not Be Saved’ Error

When you install and use the Plex Media server for the first time, you will get a message that says your server is unclaimed which means your server does not associated with any Plex account.

The full message is something like that,

“This server is unclaimed and not secure claiming this server will associate it with your Plex account. This helps your devices find each other and helps keep your media safe”.

You can see a similar message like this if you reset the server settings and change your Plex password.

You can also see this type of message in different locations depending on how you configured your Plex server.

To resolve this error message, you need to claim your Plex Server. If you want to claim your server but don’t know then follow the steps written below.

How to Claim Your Plex Server

Here are a few simple steps to claim your Plex Server:

Access Local Plex Web App

To claim your Plex Server, you need to access the Local Plex Web Server first. Notably, the steps of accessing the web server are different depending on how you configured your Plex Server.

To make your work easier, we have written all steps that you need to follow to access the Plex Web app.

On The Plex Server

To access the Plex Web App from the Plex server, follow the steps written below:

  • First, open your web browser.
  • Enter  http://localhost:32400/web or on the search bar and hit Enter.
  • When you do so, the Plex Web App will load up on the Plex Server.

On The Same Network

If you are on the same network as Plex Server then you can access the Plex Web App by using the following steps.

  • Open your default web browser.
  • Type http://[Plex Server IP Address]:32400/web into the search bar and hit the Enter button.
  • When you do so, the Plex Web App will load up on the same server.

Claim Your Plex Server

After accessing the Plex Web App, you need to follow the steps given below to claim the Plex Server.

  • From the Plex Web App, click on the Settings icon from the top right corner.
  • Under the Settings option, choose General.
  • There, you will see the Claim Server button on the right.
  • Now, click on it to claim your Plex Server.
  • That’s it.

That’s all you need to know about how to claim your Plex Server.

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