Sonarr – How to add good Public Indexers
Sonarr is a great tool to download and manage your TV Shows.
Earlier it was called NZBDrone and it had a great support for NZBs.
Now it also has a very good support for torrents.
But unfortunately it has very few public indexers by default.
So to get the best possible free public indexers you can use another tool called Jackett.
You can get the latest version here:
It’s best to download the installer: “Jackett.Installer.Windows.exe” and install it directly.
Once you have jackett installed just open it’s Web UI.
By default it is here:
Here you’ll see a large list of trackers, both public and private. At the time of writing this post Jackett has about 170 trackers.
Click on the Type header twice and it will sort the list to show you all the public trackers on the top.
Note that the green lock symbol means a public tracker and the red lock means private.
Orange is semi-private.
Now one by one keep adding your favorite public trackers by clicking on the plus ‘+’ icon.
Once you have a good enough list, it’s time to configure Sonarr with all these trackers.
Let’s try adding the public Tracker KickassTorrents (KAT)
In Sonarr go to Settings -> Indexers
Click on the Add icon (+ icon)
Then in torrents section click on Torznab:
Go to Jackett and click on “Copy Torznab” button for KickassTorrents:
And copy the API key in Jackett (remember top right corner) in the API textbox in Sonarr.
Click on Test button to test your settings and finally click Save. And that’s it. Indexer added.
Remember, having several good public trackers will increase your chances at getting the episodes you want.
So add plenty 🙂