Getting Started with Radarr (2024 Update!)

Manage and automate your movie library with Radarr.

Updated over a week ago
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What is Radarr?

Radarr is a PVR client that indexes your movie database and searches for new downloads automatically. Easily input your favorite indexers or torrents and Usenet, then select your desired download client to begin!

Let's Go!! 🚀

Installation Methods

  • One-Click Apps (Easy)

    | Starting from your Client Area

    Step 1: Click on One-Click Apps

    Step 2: Select ALL from the filter bar

    Step 3: Find Torrent Utilities inside the drop-down menu

    Step 4: Install Sonarr

    Step 5: Refresh the list of One-Click Apps

    Upon completion, you should now be able to access your seedbox using one of the following URLs provided

    # replace '*' with IP of seedbox

  • install-app CLI (Advanced Users)**

    | Start by connecting to your seedbox via SSH

    Step 1: Type sudo install-app

    Step 2: Install Application

    Step 3: Torrent Clients and Utilities

    Step 4: Radarr

    Step 5: Install

  • | Complete ✅

Download Clients

HEADS UP!! If you want more examples, please click this LINK 🚀

Deluge (sample)

  • Seedbox configuration

    • Use this configuration if you have Radarr installed on your seedbox.

      • Replace Category with "radarr"

  • Local Machine Configuration

    • Use this configuration if you have Sonarr installed on your seedbox.

      • Replace Category with "radarr"

  • Completed Download Handling Option

    Enable this option if you want Sonarr to remove the downloaded file from the download client on seedbox after import.

    Do NOT enable this option if you wish to seed. Please refer to the Seeding Options section of this guide to meet seeding requirements before removal.

    Remote Path Mapping

    Remote path mapping allows you to tell Sonarr where your download client stores finished downloads and where Sonarr should look for finished downloads. This is especially helpful when running Sonarr on a remote machine or inside Docker 🐳


    Seedbox download client (Deluge) places finished movies in the directory /home/user/Downloads/finished and you use SyncThing or ResilioSync to put those files onto a local machine inside a folder named /home/user/finished_downloads.

Common Indexers + Setup

  • Common Indexers (example)

  • Adding Indexers

    • Prowlarr (recommended)

      To install Prowlarr on your Premium Seedbox, please head to your Client Area >> One-Click-Apps >> All >> select Torrent Clients from the drop-down menu >> find Prowlarr and install using the gear icon ⚙️

      Adding an Indexer

    • Jackett

Seeding Options

Use Seeding Options if you want to set specific rules to meet tracker requirements.

Quality Settings (recommended)

This is based on TrashGuides recommended settings.

4k Settings have been adjusted to ensure the best possible streaming experience.

Profiles (recommended)

  • Quality Profiles

    Set each series to a preset Quality Profile which can be set to upgrade automatically if a better quality version becomes available.

  • Release Profiles

    You can set custom parameters with Release Profiles.

    Example Usage: Only download h.264 codecs for 1080p/720p video files.

    Media Management

After you have finished with your basic settings configurations, you can now begin to import your media files!

Method #1 - Add Pre-existing Media

Importing movies into Radarr can be done from the Movies tab if this is your first time using Radarr.

Alternative Method:

Settings >> Media Management >> Scroll to the bottom >> Select your Library from the path list >> Add missing media files.

Method #2 - Adding new Movies

Radarr makes adding movies easy by allowing you to search directly from the Search bar at the top of your Radarr homepage. If you don't currently have any movies listed in your Radarr library, you can click Add New Movie .

Recommended Naming Settings

Standard Movie Format

For the best possible matching results between Radarr and your Plex setup, TrashGuides recommends using the following naming scheme:

{Movie CleanTitle} {(Release Year)} {imdb-{ImdbId}} {edition-{Edition Tags}} {[Custom Formats]}{[Quality Full]}{[MediaInfo 3D]}{[MediaInfo VideoDynamicRangeType]}{[Mediainfo AudioCodec}{ Mediainfo AudioChannels}][{Mediainfo VideoCodec}]{-Release Group}


This setup works with the New Plex Agent that supports IMDb and TMDb IDs in filenames. Remove {imdb-{ImdbId}} from the scheme if you don't wish to use this feature.

Folder Name Format

Basic Format:

{Movie CleanTitle} ({Release Year})


{Movie CleanTitle} ({Release Year}) {imdb-{ImdbId}}

Note from the author

Hey guys! I'm Matthew 👋

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