Sonarr connect to SABnzbd Ubuntu

In this tutorial Sonarr connect to SABnzbd Ubuntu. Let’s make a connection from Sonarr to SABznbd. Sonarr finds the episode and SABnzbd downloads the desired TV episode. And place the episode in the desired folder.

Set up SABnzbd for TV series

Open SABnzbd in your browser and then go to Setup in SABnzbd. Then go to the Categories tab.


Then create a new Category and name it TV and set the Priority to highand press Save.

sabnzbd-api key

Go to the tablad General. You will see the API key here. This one is different for everyone. Copy this API keybecause you need it in Sonarr.

Set up Sonarr to connect to SABnzbd

Now you go back to the Sonarr program. You can close the SABnzbd program in you browser. You do not need sabznbd anymore. Of course leave it on. Otherwise nothing will be downloaded from the newsgroups.

Sonnar Settings

In Sonarr you go to Settings.

sonarr download client

Choose Download Client and then click on the Plus icon.


Paste the API key you just copied from SABnzbd at API Key.

Important SABnzbd settings!

  1. Check whether the SABnzbd port matches your SABnzbd port.
  2. If you need to log in to SABnzbd, enter your login details here.
  3. Category must be tv! Otherwise it won’t go work.

A small typo can already be a problem.

Click Testto see if the connection works to SABnzbd.

If the test went well, click Save.

If the test did not go well, check the settings again.

You have now connected from SABnzbd to Sonarr.

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