Configure Synology CouchPotato with NZBGet

In this tutorial, Configure Synology CouchPotato NZBGet. We’re going to configure CouchPotato in combination with NZBGet. To automatically download the movies you want from the newsgroups.

Create CouchPotato download folder

Before we start configuring CouchPotato. Let’s create a folder first. To store your movies.

You can skip this step. If you already have a folder that’s storing your movies.

set up synology shared folder

Go to the beginning screen of your Synology NAS. And opt for File Station.

Click Create. And then create new shared folder.

couchpotato movies folder synology

Enter a name. And choose a location. Once you’ve done that, click OK.


Click Local Users. And choose Local Groups.

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You need to read and write permissions to the sc-download or sc-nzbget group here. If you don’t do this. Then CouchPotato can’t write anything away from this.

You need to check users’ read/write rights.

Of course, also give the Administrators group access.

Then click OK. Your folder has now been created. And you can see him on the left.

Open NZBGet

Open NZBGet. By default, this is “http://ip-adres-nas:6789/”

Go to Settings.

nzbget couchpotato

Then go to Category.

There is a Category movies by default. Use this one! Report to Destdir. Please indicate the location here. From the folder you just created. This is where your movies are stored.

Configure Synolgy CouchPotato

If you’ve opened CouchPotato, through your web browser. Then the first time a wizard will open. “http://ip-adres-synology:5050/wizard/”

We’re skipping this wizard. This is because of the advanced options. Not available in the wizard.

Scroll all the way down.

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Click I’m ready to start the awesomeness!

Now click on the next page at the bottom left of the gear. And then you choose Settings.

couchpotato-advance settings

To the top right you can see a slider show advanced. Slide it aside so that the bar turns red.

General CouchPotato

login couchpotato gegevens



Port This is standard at 5050.

Enter a user’s name and password here. To secure your CouchPotato.

Even though, CouchPotato can only be approached locally.

Searcher CouchPotato

Now, on the Searchertab.

couchpotato movies search settings

You can see the option here Search for movies even before there is an ETA. Enabling this will probably get you a lot of fakes. If you turn this on, you’ll have a chance of more fake downloads. But there are more movies that are good.

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Put these on Usenet. And put the retention on the retention of your Usenet provider. This information can often be found on your Usenet provider’s website.

couchpotato api

Scroll down. Turn on Newznab.

Under Newznab, you have to give up a Newznab provider. For a list of see NewzNab servers. With the extra Score. Can you indicate which CoucPotato, first to try. But watch out! If you also use other programs such as Sickbeard, Headphones,or SickRage. Then you do need enough API requests. If only you have a very limited number. Then use multiple different newznab providers.

I do not recommend Binsearch and NZBClub. Because then you get a lot of trash downloads.

CouchPotato downloaders

Go to the tablad downloaders.

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Turn on the check mark NZBget.

Please enter the data of your NBGet. And click on Test NZBGet.

Don’t change the category!

Category CouchPotato

Now we go to the tablad Category.

Now you have to give up the following to your own taste. This is what I gave up. So I don’t want 3D movies and HD-TS. But i’d like a DTS audio track.

global filters couchpotato

Now you have to give up the following as you wish. This is what I gave up. For example, I don’t want 3D movies and HD-TS but i would like a DTS audio track.

Preferred x264,DTS,

Required is empty with me.

Ignored TC720P,HD-TS,SBS,german, french, truefrench, danish, swedish, spanish, italian, korean, dubbed, swesub, korsub, dksubs, vain

Qualities CouchPotato

Now go to the tablad Qualities.

You should also set this up to your own taste.

This is wax I did. The first is the most important thing.

1080p Tick Finish.

72p Tick Finish.

If you turn it on the finish mark. Then CouchPotato stops looking for better quality.


Now we go to the tablad Notifications. Here you can give a signal to your media player. To update. So your movie libary is updated with your newly downloaded movies.

couchpato notifications

I use Kodi so I give up the following.

So host ip-address-of-your-media player:8084 This is not localhost. Since your Kodi is not active on your Synology.

Username from Kodi.

Password by Kodi.

Turn on Only First.

you are now done with this couchpotato configuration manual Synology Nzbget.

You can now add movies in CouchPotato.

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