Configure Lidarr Ubuntu with NZBGet

In this Lidarr Configuring Ubuntu tutorial. Let’s set Lidarr with the program NZBGet to automatically download the latest desired music from the newsgroups.

Update Lidarr Check

Be the first to see if there is an update available for Lidarr.

System status lidarr Ubuntu Configuring Lidarr Ubuntu

Open System. Then go to Status.

Lidarr update ubuntu

Press on the icon with the two arrows.

update lidarr to the latest version

Then, press Install latest.

And then wait a while. Tot de update klaar.

You may have to press restart at the top right. Lidarr should do that itself but that didn’t work well for me.


It’s important that we turn on renaming. Otherwise, you may get files with strange names. This differs per uploader.

Open Settings. Then select Media management.

rename Lidarr

Check Rename Tracks.

 music album folders lidarr ubuntu

Select the question mark.

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Select the second option. And then select Multi Disc Track Format. En kies dan ook voor de tweede optie.

Check the Ignore Deleted Tracks checkbox.

Add Liarr indexers

We need to add indexers in lidarr. So that Lidarr knows where the music can be downloaded from. The nzb files are offered on these indexers. Then the desired files are downloaded from the newsgroups.

lidarr indexers open ubuntu

Go to Settings. And then Indexers.

add index lidarrers open ubuntu

Click on the plus icon.

newznab server setup lidarr

Enter the details of your Newznab provider here. If you don’t have these. See the newznab servers page. The more Newznab servers you add. The greater the chance that your desired music will be found in the newsgroups.

Usenet crawwler api key lidarr

The api key of the Newznab server. You can often find it under your account. And then site api.

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Click Save. And then Test.

download lidarr options

Please include the above information. This increases the chance that a download is good. But of course it also has to do with your Newznab provider. These are not always good.

You can often find the Retenetion on the website of your Usenet provider. Nowadays this is a few years, for a paid Usenet provider. With free providers, this is often only a few days.

save settings lidarr

Now click Save changes.

Configure NZBget Lidarr

Go to the Download client tab.

download client lidarr setup

Select the Plus icon.

configure nzbget lidarr

Now select NZBGet.

settings nzbget lidarr

Enter your details from NZBGet. Press on Test. And if the test went well then click Save.

By default, the NZBget username and password is nzbget. I do recommend adjusting this if you haven’t already done so.

If the test did not go well. then check the username and password. Usually, the password is wrong. Think of spaces, for example.

Kodi database updaten Lidarr

If you use Kodi, or another system to manage your music. Dan moet je hiervan de bibliotheek updaten. Below I explain how you do that for Kodi. But you can also use it for Plex or any other system.

connect to kodi lidarr

Go to Settings. Then select Connect. Click on the Plus sign.

Select Kodi.

set up lidarr notifications Kodi

All checkmarks under Notification Triggers. Ensure that you see a notification in Kodi. These checkmarks are not necessary to update the library.

Library update kodi Lidarr setting

Scroll further down. And here you will see the checkbox Update Library. This one is very important! Otherwise, Kodi will not see the new release. You can set the rest of the checkmarks to your own taste.

lidarr meta data

Go to Settings and then Metadata.

Click Kodi. And check Enable.

Quality settings

You can indicate here what the minimum size of your music files should be. This ensures that you download less junk.

Quality settings lidarr

I would set a minimum size of 1mb. And for FLAC 3MB.

This was the tutorial to how to configure Lidarr in Ubuntu with NZBGet. Are you still running into something? Then see the Lidarr FAQ page, or leave a message.

Lidarr tutorial Ubuntu

  1. Lidarr tutorial.
  2. Install Lidarr Ubuntu.
  3. Configuring Lidarr Ubuntu.

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