Install Cortex on a Linux device

Before you install the Cortex player on a Linux device, make sure you meet the System requirements. After you confirm that you met the requirements, complete the following procedure.

Note: You do not need to install any certificates. Cortex’s certificates are provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

To install Cortex on Linux with Fleet

  1. Log in to Fleet at
  2. Click Download in the side navigation bar. The Cortex Downloads view appears.
  3. Click Download in the Linux section and save the installer .sh file.
  4. Open a terminal window and navigate to the directory under which you saved the installer .sh file.
  5. Enter the following command:
    $ chmod +x
    $ sudo ./ -u <username>
    Note: Do not include $ when running the command. This is a symbol to indicate these are bash commands. You also must append the <username>. Example sudo ./ -u mediaownername


  1. If you are running Ubuntu 18.04, you must also enter the following command:
    $ sudo apt -y install libgconf2-4
  2. Run the player by entering the following command:
    $ /opt/cortex/player/current/CortexPlayer

Additional notes

  • The installer loads the latest Cortex player for user <username> under /opt/cortex/player/<version>.
  • The installer also creates a symbolic link to the latest version./opt/cortex/player/current always points to the latest installed version.
  • Currently, old versions of Cortex player are kept indefinitely under /opt/cortex/player. However, it is safe to delete older versions if you need to save some disk space.
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