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Ombi is a self-hosted web application that automatically gives your shared Plex or Emby users the ability to request content by themselves! Ombi can be linked to multiple TV Show and Movie DVR tools to create a seamless end-to-end experience for your users.

Initial Setup

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

sudo box install ombi

This command will configure and install ombi for your user.

After installation, the files are stored in /opt/Ombi and the configuration and database are stored in /etc/Ombi


Ombi v4 is installed and updated from the official stable repository. In order to keep ombi up-to-date, update your packages with:

sudo apt -y update
sudo apt -y upgrade

Upgrading from v3 to v4

If you previously had ombi v3 installed, you can upgrade to v4 using the following command.

box upgrade ombi

When you've upgraded to v4, you can keep your application up to date with the steps mentioned in the upgrading chapter above.

How to Access

After installation, Ombi will be available at the following web address: https://<>/ombi

Connecting to other apps

If you would like to connect ombi to other applications you installed with swizzin, please follow the guides below.

Go to Settings -> Media Server -> Plex

  1. Click on "Add Server"
  2. Connect your server through either one of the two
    • Plex tokens (easier)
      1. Fill in your password ans username
      2. Press "Load Servers"
      3. Select your Plex server
    • Manually
  3. Press "Test Connectivity"
  4. Press "Submit"
  5. Load your libraries and select which ones to track
  6. Press "Submit"

Service Management

The systemd service for Ombi is not enabled for use in a multi-user environment, and it comes directly from the package itself.

In order for ombi to play well in our environment, we supply a systemd override file located in the path below.

sudo systemctl start ombi