CouchPotato

Download movies automatically, easily and in the best quality as soon as they are available

Awesome PVR for usenet and torrents. Just fill in what you want to see and CouchPotato will add it to your "want to watch"-list. Every day it will search through multiple NZBs & Torrents sites, looking for the best possible match. If available, it will download it using your favorite download software.

Latest version: 2.4.0 - Changelog

Support CouchPotato: Check out some of the awesome Usenet / VPN deals.

Easily add movies

Using the CouchPotato Extension

Keep a list of wanted movies

Just add it and it will be downloaded once it is available. You don't have to keep track of when and what is released, all fully automated!

Customized to your liking

Set the download quality, your favorite search engine, favorite release groups and more.

Sit back and wait

Once downloaded, it's renamed and moved to your movie folder. All you have to do is watch it.

Help support CouchPotato

CouchPotato is free, opensource and available on multiple platforms. If you want to support this project, please consider using one of the deals below.
Or donate via Flattr or BitCoin!

Usenet Server & Newshosting

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  • Unlimited downloads
  • Free SSL Encrypted connections
  • Uncapped speeds
  • Days retention
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Pay per GB, non-expiring, great for casual downloaders.
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Report a bug

So you found a bug? That’s great, I guess...
To make CouchPotato more stable and thus more awesome, I would like to know! You can post them on Github Issues with the link below.
Please make sure to follow these rules before posting. If you don’t I will point and laugh, but also close the issue.

Report a bug

So... you feel like running from source?

If you are using a NAS, run a server or just want to use the bleeding edge, this option is for you.
You’ll need Python, GIT and some experience in terminal.

  • Install Python 2.7
  • Then install PyWin32 2.7 and GIT
  • If you come and ask on the forums 'why directory selection no work?', I will kill a kitten, also this is because you need PyWin32
  • Open up Git Bash (or CMD) and go to the folder you want to install CP. Something like Program Files.
  • Run git clone https://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotatoServer.git.
  • You can now start CP via CouchPotatoServer\CouchPotato.py to start
  • Your browser should open up, but if it doesn't go to: http://localhost:5050/
  • If you're on Leopard (10.5) install Python 2.6+: Python 2.6.5
  • Install GIT
  • Open up Terminal
  • Go to your App folder cd /Applications
  • Run git clone https://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotatoServer.git
  • Then do python CouchPotatoServer/CouchPotato.py
  • Your browser should open up, but if it doesn't go to: http://localhost:5050/
  • Install GIT with apt-get install git-core
  • 'cd' to the folder of your choosing.
  • Run git clone https://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotatoServer.git
  • Then do python CouchPotatoServer/CouchPotato.py to start
  • To run on boot copy the init script. sudo cp CouchPotatoServer/init/ubuntu /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Change the paths inside the init script. sudo nano /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Make it executable. sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Add it to defaults. sudo update-rc.d couchpotato defaults
  • Open your browser and go to: http://localhost:5050/
  • Update your ports tree sudo portsnap fetch update
  • Install Python 2.6+ lang/python with cd /usr/ports/lang/python; sudo make install clean
  • Install port databases/py-sqlite3 with cd /usr/ports/databases/py-sqlite3; sudo make install clean
  • Add a symlink to 'python2' sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/python /usr/local/bin/python2
  • Install port ftp/libcurl with cd /usr/ports/ftp/fpc-libcurl; sudo make install clean
  • Install port ftp/curl, deselect 'Asynchronous DNS resolution via c-ares' when prompted as part of config cd /usr/ports/ftp/fpc-libcurl; sudo make install clean
  • Install port textproc/docbook-xml-450 with cd /usr/ports/textproc/docbook-xml-450; sudo make install clean
  • Install port GIT with cd /usr/ports/devel/git; sudo make install clean
  • 'cd' to the folder of your choosing.
  • Run git clone https://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotatoServer.git
  • Then run sudo python CouchPotatoServer/CouchPotato.py to start for the first time
  • To run on boot copy the init script. sudo cp CouchPotatoServer/init/freebsd /etc/rc.d/couchpotato
  • Change the paths inside the init script. sudo vim /etc/init.d/couchpotato
  • Make init script executable. sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.d/couchpotato
  • Add init to startup. sudo echo 'couchpotato_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
  • Open your browser and go to: http://server:5050/

Your system not in this list? On the forum there are a lot more guides.

Thanks

Aaron Albert Alexis Andi Andrew Antony Bashar Benji Bjoern Brad Brendan Brett Brian Bryan C.M. Cato Charles Christian Christian Christian Christoffer Clinton Colin Conrad Craig Curt Curt Dale Dan Dan Daniel Darryl David David David David Dennis Derek Didier E.J.P. Eddie Edward Einar Eldad Evan Francis Francois FredGaëtan Gabriel Geir Geoff Gordon Graeme Gregor Gregory Harish Harish IGOR IVAN J. J. James Jason Jason Jason Jason Jerad Jeremy Jeremy Jesse Joachim John John John John John John John Jon Jonathan Jonathan Jonathan Jos Joseph Josh Joshua Justin Justin Keith Kert Kevin Kevin Kris MR Marc Mark Matt Matthew Matthew Matthias Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Mikkel Nicholas Nicholas Nick Nick Nikki Nils Nils O ORY Oded Oliver Øystein Patrick Peter Pierre Rally Ray Rhys Richard Rick Robert Rodney Rusty Ryan Ryan Ryan Ryan Ryan SCOTT SDJ Sagi Sahil Sam Shane Shawn Shawn Shawn Simon Stephen Steven Thomas Thomas Tom Tommy Tony Va Walter Xavier Zubin jason john neil Reddit.com/r/usenet/

For donating at Indiegogo, to keep the server running smooth!

Bigger thanks

Clinton Dean Joel Jason Sebastiaan

For helping out on the forum, fixing code and making Pull Requests a regular thing!

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