Configure Sonarr NZBGet Synology to download TV series

In this Sonarr Configure NZBGet tutorial. We are going to set up Sonarr so that your TV series are automatically downloaded from the newsgroups.

Sonarr Media Management

sonarr settings synology

Go to Settings and then the Tablad Media Management.

Sonarr Rename episodes

Rename Episode is set to Yes.

You may wonder why rename? Well that is very simple quite a lot of releases are encrypted so you can get strange file names like “02ffbc012101519975abb1a24015ef13.x264”. Because of this your Media players like Kodi, for example, do not know which episode this is. Using the original scene name is always best also for subtitle search programs.

That’s why set the right settings for scene releases here.

Standard Episode Format “{Series.Title}. SE{season:00}.{ Episode.Title}{episode:00}{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}”

Daily Episode Format “{Series Title} -{Air-Date}- {Episode Title} {Quality Full}”

Series Folder Format “{Series Title}”

Season Folder Format “{Series Title}”

Create empty series folders Yes

Download Propers Yes

Analyse video files Yes

Sonarr Profiles

Now we go to the Profiles tab.

sonarr hd

Click on a section that you want to use and adjust it to your preference. Above is my preference. It is best to leave the language on English unless a TV series is also available in your own language. But the chance is very small that a tv series is found with Sonarr. in Your own langauge. By hovering over the three indents, you can adjust the order of what Sonarr tries to download first. At Cutoff you indicate when Sonarr has to stop searching. When you’re done, click Save.

Sonarr Quality

sonarr quality

Now we go to the Tablad Quality. By default, the Minuim Quality is 0. You can best adjust this to 200 or 300 or even 500 so that some junk is filtered. Pay attention if you watch Animation series, do not set it too low because this type of TV series are usually much smaller than a normal TV series.

Please note that as you can see you also have to adjust the Title here to keep them as close as possible to a scene name. Of the dashes make a point and 1080p and 720p must be at the front. Zo as na example “720p.HDTV”.

Sonarr Indexers

add newznab

Now we go to the tab indexers. These are sites whose NZB files are downloaded automatically. The more you add, the greater the chance that your TV series will be downloaded. See also Newznab provider for an overview of Newznab sites. Create an account with some of these Newznab providers. If you have done so, click on the plus.

Sonarr Newznab Costume

Then, at Neznab, click Costume.

Newznab Sonarr

You’ll see the above. Enter the data of the Newznab site here.

neznab api

The API key can almost always be found in your account settings on the NewzNab site. If you have done that first do a Test and then Save. Now add all your Newznab sites in this way. It is best to leave some sites if you also have other programs such as CouchPotato so that you distribute the Api hits. If you have an account with a paid Newznab site, it often does not matter then you have enough API requests.

If you have added all your NewzNab sites you must also activate the following Newznab providers below. You do not have to create an account for this.

SickBeard index

sonnar sickbeard index


Categories 5030.5040

You can add the SickBeard Index by adding a Costum Newznab provider and then transferring the above information.



When this is done, scroll down.

sonarr options

It is best to adopt the above settings. But set RSS Sync interval no lower than 20. Otherwise you will be through your Api requests very quickly. But don’t set this too high. Because the chance that something will be deleted in the newsgroups before you can download it increases.

Sonarr Connect

add newznab

Go to the Tablad Connect.

If you have a media player like me. Then you have to enter the data, so that your libary is updated with the latest TV series. Do you not have this. Then you can skip these next two steps. Now click on the Plus sign.

sonarr kodi

These are my settings, but they are often different for everyone. Click on Test. And then on Save.

Sonarr metadata


You only use this option if you have a media player, otherwise you can skip this option. These are my settings for Kodi. This will ensure that covers are downloaded for Kodi.

Sonarr Add Existing Series

You can skip this step if you don’t have any TV series on your Synology Nas at all.

Sonnar extising series

If you already have some series, you can add them in Sonarr by clicking on Import Existing series On Disk.

Sonarr folder

Click the Blue folder and select the folder where your existing series are. Then click the Green checkmark. Your Tv shows are now added.

Create Sonarr folders for TV series

Now we have to create a folder where the TV series are stored.

Open A second tab in your browser. And go to the webpage or your NAS http://ip-address-nas:5000

Synology shares folder

Go to FileStation. And choose Createand then Create New Shared Folder.

Sonnar-TV Folder

Give the folder a name and press OK.

Synology Map rights

In the next screen, you have to set the rights for Windows devices. Give your own user name and Admin read/write rights.

Synology Local groups

Now click on Local users and selectLocal groups. You will now receive a message that you want to save the changes and choose Yes. In the next screen give the Local group Users read / write permissions, otherwise Sonarr cannot write to it and create new folders.

Synology Lunix mac rights

If you choose the Tablad NFS rights. Then you can give your Mac and LUnix user rights to this folder. This is necessary, for example, if you have a Rasberry pi with Openelec to watch your movies.

Sonarr Add TV Shows

Now it’s time to add TV shows in Sonarr. Go back to Sonarr again.

Sonarr Series

Go to Series.

Sonarr Series Add

Click Add Series

Sonarr Tvshow

Enter the name of the tv show.

Sonarr Series Add

When the desired series is found, choose Path Add a deferent path. and specify the location where the series should be stored. Make sure you have selected the desired profile that you have adjusted or created yourself.

Sonarr will now look up your series via the Newznab sites that you have specified. Then NZBGet downloads your TV series and Sonarr puts it in the right folder.

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