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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 is installed and maintained by the unofficially provided repository. In order to keep ombi up-to-date, update your packages with:

sudo apt -y update
sudo apt -y upgrade

Upgrading to v4#


At the time of writing, v4 is not stable. That is why v3 is the default install, although it is EOL. Once v4 becomes Stable, the default installation will no longer install v3. This method will persist for the convenience of upgrading from v3 to

You can install the v4 through the other unofficially provided repository by running the following command.

box upgrade ombi

The upgrading procedure on v4 is the same as above, i.e. through the use of apt

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.

The service file resides at:

sudo systemctl start ombi