How to install and configure Sonarr on Seedbox

Sonarr is an application available on your iseedfast seedbox that helps you track and download  t.v shows without any hassle to find and add torrents or usenet. You just have to seach the t.v show on  sonarr and add it. It will automatically find the torrent and add it to your rtorrent to download.

There are many other feature of sonarr apart from just downloading the files:

  • Adding series with information like trailer, cast, imdb rating.
  • Schedule on calendar which movie is coming on what date.
  • Direct integration of downloader client (attach ru-torrent to download movies from sonarr)
  • Can adjust the quality of the files.
  • Automatic handle the failed downloads. Means if one fails it will try from another release.
  • You can search manually of any movie and can check if it fails.
  • Multiple series view
  • Frequently and nightly updates. See what’s new without leaving the confront of the app.
  • Wanted section where you can see all the files that you want to download and when.
  • Support available anytime on discord server, github issues, radarr subreddit on chat.
  • Advanced customization for profiles, such that sonarr will always download the copy you want.
  • Importing Metadata such as trailers or subtitles
  • Automatically importing downloaded files
  • Automatically searching for releases as well as RSS Sync
  • A perfect UI to surf on by the users

But first you will have to go through some really easy steps to setup your sonarr application. I am going to help you do exactly that, so that you can enjoy sonarr to its maximum and enjoy your seedbox experience.

client area

Open your issedfast seedbox and go to the client area, install the application if you haven’t. This will take a few minutes only. Once you have installed the application, open it and you will be asked to enter username and password.

Sonarr login

The username and the password are given in the client area of iseedfast. Enter the credentials and click on login.

Home

This is the home page of sonarr. You can see there are no t.v. shows added but there is a search bar to add your t.v. shows. Before we add any t.v. show or series we have to add indexer in the application. Indexer are basically information for sonarr that consists of the medium from which it will search your torrents or usenet.

So to add indexes you have to click on settings and then click on indexer tab.

indexer

I have already added Rarbg to find my torrent files. To add indexer, click on the add button and a window will pop-up that contains of the list of indexer.

Indexer list

You can choose any torrent or usenet you like from the given list. You can even add more or change it anytime. I am going to go with Rarbg.

Add indexer

Whenever you add an indexer you must first test it by clicking on the test button so that you know that the sonarr can interact with the indexer or not. If not the maybe check the details you have filled for the selected indexer.

You can even change the Download client to your preference, the default download client is rtorrent for iseedfast seebox.

Now that we are done with the boring part let us download a t.v. series! I am gonna download Chernobly. Just go to the home page and enter the name of any series that you feel like watching.

Search Results

You will have to select the path where you want to download the files. For iseedfast you should prefer to download them in the manual folder in the downloads because it is easy to access from FTP client.

Add path

Click on add a different path and a window will pop open.

Add path

Click on browse and a window will open. go to the home folder then to the folder that is named after your username then to downloads and inside downloads you will see the manual folder. This is the target folder. In the image you can see the complete path, you can directly write it but instead of writing my username write yours.

Add path

Select the path and add the series you want to add. That’s it! Your series are already downloading. You can check it in the rtorrent in your seedbox.

rtorrent

rtorrent

You can see that the file has already begun downloading!

sonar

There are many other feature of sonarr apart from just downloading the files:

  • Adding series with information like trailer, cast, imdb rating.
  • Schedule on calendar which movie is coming on what date.
  • Direct integration of downloader client (attach ru-torrent to download movies from sonarr)
  • Can adjust the quality of the files.
  • Automatically handle the failed downloads. This means if one fails it will try from another release.
  • You can search manually of any movie and can check if it fails.
  • Multiple series view
  • Frequently and nightly updates. See what’s new without leaving the confront of the app.
  • Wanted section where you can see all the files that you want to download and when.
  • Support available anytime on discord server, github issues, radarr subreddit on chat.
  • Advanced customization for profiles, such that sonarr will always download the copy you want.
  • Importing Metadata such as trailers or subtitles
  • Automatically importing downloaded files
  • Automatically searching for releases as well as RSS Sync
  • A perfect UI to surf on by the users