Best Personal Media Apps

  • 1. User Requests

  • Requestrr

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Requestrr is a chatbot used to simplify using services like Sonarr/Radarr/Ombi via the use of chat. Current platform is Discord only, but the bot was built around the ideology of quick adaptation for new features as well as new platforms.


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  • Ombi

    Free Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted Website

    Ombi is a front end user facing request system. It connects with your other media managers (CouchPotato, SickRage, SickGear, Sonarr, Lidarr, and Radarr, etc) to automate user requests and adding them into your media library managers.


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  • 2. Metadata Sources

  • MusicBrainz

    Free Web Android F-Droid Website

    A community-maintained open source database and encyclopedia of music information.


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  • Discogs

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Discogs is a crowdsourced music database and marketplace. Discover music, buy and sell music with collectors in the Marketplace in all physical formats.

    Shop for Music & Add to Your Collection
    • Browse available music from sellers across the world.
    • Complete purchases directly through the app using Discogs Payments or PayPal.
    • Music app purchases are routed through secure servers to encrypt and safeguard personal information.

    Sell Music From Your Collection
    • List items for sale on the Discogs Marketplace.
    • Track inventory of for sale items.
    • Respond to inquiries from other Discogs users.

    Catalog & Organize Your Collection
    • Add and remove items from your Discogs Collection on the go.
    • Check to see if you already own a record before you purchase it.
    • Use your phone's camera to search for a release by the barcode.
    • See how many items are in your Wantlist and Collection.
    • Monitor the low, median, and high estimated values of your Collection.

    View Marketplace Pricing
    • Utilize Discogs Marketplace price-range and sales history for vinyl, CD and cassette at your fingertips.
    • Know when you're striking gold with an unbeatable find by referencing marketplace data while crate digging.
    • Never pay more than a record is worth by comparing prices with historical sales data.
    • View your Collection's estimated value.

    Add to your Wantlist
    • Track your grail by adding it to your Wantlist.
    • Get notifications on price changes and new listings on items you are tracking.
    • Remove items from your Wantlist and add them to your Collection after purchasing.

    Manage your Account
    • Edit profile information for your personal Discogs account.
    • Monitor your buyer and seller ratings.
    • Reference your items for sale.
    • Keep track of incoming messages, send new messages, and organize your inbox.

    Discover New Music
    • Search the database and discover new music from anywhere.
    • Search VinylHub for record stores all over the world.


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  • IMDb

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Kindle Fire Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Launched online in 1990 and a subsidiary of since 1998, IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, designed to help fans explore the world of movies and shows and decide what to watch.


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    Free Web Website

    An open TV series database that can be modified by anybody, and accessed vi an XML API.

    The database schema ais open source under the GPL, and are available at Sourceforge.


    Freemium Web iPhone iPad Website

    trakt helps you keep a record of what TV shows and movies you are watching. Based on your favorites, trakt recommends additional shows and movies you'll enjoy!

    There is an official API available which is already used by 3rd party developers to offer native Apps on Android and iOS. is a platform that does many things, but primarily keeps track of TV shows and movies you watch. It integrates with your media center or home theater PC to enable scrobbling, so everything is automatic. Some people like to check in from their phone, so we enable that too. Discover new shows and movies, follow people with similar tastes and voice your opinion.

    The API powers hundreds of apps on all the popular platforms like Kodi, Plex, MediaPortal, VLC, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and more. The API is free to use, so start experimenting!

  • Metacritic

    Free Web Website

    Metacritic's proprietary Metascore distills the opinions of the most respected critics writing online and in print to a single number.


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  • Rotten Tomatoes

    Free Web Website

    Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer rating is the most trusted measurement of quality entertainment.


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  • 3. Media Managers

    Media managers are programs designed to oversee the automation of your media collection. They take metadata for content you are interested in, track what you already have and what you still need, then watch indexes as content becomes available

  • Radarr

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A fork of Sonarr that is targeted for Movies. It isn't yet perfect, but it is getting very close to being able to be a full on replacement for Couchpotato.


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  • Lidarr

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Website

    Lidarr is a music collection manager for downloading and organizing music libraries. It is a fork of Sonarr designed for music.


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  • Headphones

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Website

    Currently the only option for music that comes close to functionality in terms of its equivilents in the television and movie categories.


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  • Soundiiz

    Freemium Web Website

    Music Playlist Synchronization between 20+ online music services.


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  • Readarr

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Readarr is an ebook and audiobook collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new books from your favorite authors and will grab, sort, and rename them. Note that only one type of a given book is supported. If you want both an audiobook and ebook of a given book you will need multiple instances.


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  • Mylar3

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Mylar is an automated Comic Book (cbr/cbz) downloader program for use with NZB and torrents.

    Mylar allows you to create a watchlist of series that it monitors for various things (new issues, updated information, etc). It will grab, sort, and rename downloaded issues. It will also allow you to monitor weekly pull-lists for items belonging to said watchlisted series to download, as well as being able to monitor and maintain story-arcs.


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  • 4. Search & Indexer Utilities

  • Prowlarr

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Prowlarr is an indexer manager/proxy to integrate with your various PVR apps. Prowlarr supports management of both Torrent Trackers and Usenet Indexers. It integrates seamlessly with Lidarr, Mylar3, Radarr, Readarr, and Sonarr.


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  • NZBHydra2

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    An NZB indexer proxy which supports built in result deduplication, load balancing queries across multiple upstream servers, result caching, and nzb caching. Also can be used as a search engine directly and can send desired results to download managers.


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  • Jackett

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    A torznab proxy which adds support for various bittorrent trackers to any media manager which supports the newznab API. Meaning any media manager which doesn't natively support a given bittorrent tracker for searching, can now be utilized indirectly through Jackett.


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  • Spotweb

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Spotweb is a decentralized usenet community based on the Spotnet protocol.
    Spotweb requires an operational webserver with PHP5 installed, it uses either an MySQL or an PostgreSQL database to store it's contents in.


    Spotweb is one of the most-featured Spotnet clients currently available, featuring among other things:

    Customizable filter system from within the system
    Posting of comments and spots
    Showing and filtering on new spots since the last view
    Easy to download multiple files
    Runs on NAS devices like Synology and qnap
    Rating of spots
    Integration with Sick beard and CouchPotato as a 'newznab' provider
    Platform independent (reported to work on Linux, BSD and Windows)
    Both central as user-specific blacklist support built-in
    Spam reporting
    Easy layout customization by providing custom CSS
    Boxcar/Growl/Notify My Android/Notify/Prowl and Twitter integration (
    Spot statistics on your system
    Sabnzbd and nzbget() integration
    Multi-language (
    Multiple-user ready ()
    Opensource and open development model (
    (*) Unique feature among all known Spotnet clients


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  • 5. Downloaders

Mylar has been replaced by Mylar3, an updated version of Mylar coded in Python 3.

Comments on Best Personal Media Apps

· Mar 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Awesome list! Keep up the good work and let us know if miss something with lists or if you have any feature requests and so on. We just added commenting as you notice when you read this :)


· Jul 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

this list is great


· Mar 2021 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

MediaPortal, MP3tag and MPTagThat deserve at least honorable mention!


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