Add Custom Torrent Trackers in Sonarr using Jackett Guide

jackettIs your favorite torrent provider missing from Sonarr? Jackett lets you use many torrent providers with Sonarr which it does not natively support. Jackett turns your home media server into a Torznab API server so it directly communicates with the torrent providers and translates search results into a format Sonarr understands. The full list of Jackett compatible providers can be found here. I will assume you have already installed Jackett on Windows (guide) or Ubuntu Linux (guide).

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Add a Custom Jackett Provider

Open your Jackett web interface at http://ip.address:9117 and click the giant Add + button

jackett sonarr homepage

Choose the custom provider you want to add, I am using Torrentz as an example.

Click Setup for the provider.

jackett add provider torrentz

Leave the URL as default unless you know it should be different.

Jackett is designed this way to accommodate domain relocations so if your favorite torrent provider changes domain name you can edit it in the future.

jackett add torrentz eu

Now you have a custom Torznab API for the Torrentz search engine and it is time to add it in Sonarr

You will need the Jackett API Key and the Torznab Host for your custom provider so leave the Jackett interface open

jackett torrentz get api and torznab host

In Sonarr click Settings and then Indexers.

Under Torrent in the Torznab section click Custom

jackett sonarr add torznab

Give the Provider a Name to identify it in Sonarr

For URL paste the Torznab Host shown in the previous screenshot in the Jackett interface

For API Key paste the Jackett API Key from the previous screenshot

Click Test, if all is well click Save.

jackett add torrentz in sonarr

Now Sonarr will use each Custom Torznab provider you set up in Jackett