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Lidarr is a music collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new tracks from your favorite artists and will grab, sort and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available.

Initial Setup

Installing Lidarr is easy. Simply issue the following command from SSH:

sudo box install lidarr

This command will configure lidarr for your master user.

How to Access

Once setup, lidarr will be available at the link https://<>/lidarr

Service Management

Like all box configured applications, you can manage Lidarr via SSH with box with start, stop, restart, enable and disable commands.

sudo systemctl start lidarr


Out of the box, Lidarr comes with very little configuration. Following are some basic tasks to help get your client up and running:

Add a new artist (and your first root directory)

  1. At the left, click Add New under Artist.
  2. Search for an artist and then click on them.
  3. Under Root Folder, click Add new path.
  4. Type or click on the directory to use. Click Ok.
  5. Click Add <Artist Name>

Connect download clients

To add a download client, go to Settings > Download Client. Make sure Advanced Settings are shown and click Add Client.

To add a download client, go to Settings > Download Client. Make sure Advanced Settings are shown and click Add Client.

Name: rTorrent
rTorrent host:
Port: 443
URL Path: /rutorrent/plugins/httprpc/action.php
Username: <your username>
Password: <your password>
Add label to torrent: TV (or anything else you desire)
Optional - Downloaded files location: <custom directory>

Add an indexer with Jackett

Lidarr only supports a few trackers out of the box, but the indexers can be expanded by using the application Jackett. To add an indexer with Jackett, use the following steps.


By default, when receiving the torznab feed from Jackett, it will need to be modified to be connected with the application. The default link looks like:

We need to edit this link to remove https and add the port number. Thus, if your port number was 12345, your edited URL would look like this:
  1. Go to Settings > Indexers and click + to add a new indexer.
  2. Under Torrent choose Torznab
  3. Use the settings:
Name: <tracker name>
URL: <click copy torznab feed in jackett and modify as per above>
API: <copy and paste from jackett UI>
  1. Click Test. If all is good, click Save.

Other tasks

You may wish to further alter your setup by setting quality profiles or setting up post-processing so that media is automatically transferred to your Lidarr library when your torrents are completed. If you need further help, you can refer to the Lidarr Wiki.