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Open Source Sonarr Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Sonarr is DuckieTV. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Sonarr and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Sonarr are Jackett, FlexGet, Sick Beard and SickChill.

Sonarr alternatives are mainly Episode Downloaders but may also be Download Managers or Media Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sonarr.
This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Mono

Sonarr (formerly NzbDrone) is a PVR for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of...

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  1. Jackett

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps Sonarr Radarr SickChill CouchPotato .

    Jackett vs Sonarr opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Jackett is still a legitimate alternative to Sonarr, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    munteanzeno

    When Sonarr gets the episode naming wrong, which is often, Jackett is there for a good manual search. Also private sites or english categories can be configured in Jackett and used in Sonarr. They complement eachother.

    Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago
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    GeminiDomino

    It's not an alternative, it's a proxy.

    Top negative comment  7 months ago
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    It is not an alternative. Its a proxy for Sonarr.

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    It is a proxy for Sonarr. Not an alternative

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    Jackett is a proxy for something like Sonarr ... not an alternative to Sonarr

    Negative comment about 1 year ago
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    Jackett is a proxy for something like Sonarr ... not an alternative to Sonarr

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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  2. FlexGet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Flexget is a small program that will collect the torrents for TV shows and download new episodes for you automatically.

  3. Sick Beard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sick Beard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them. It currently supports NZBs.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last commit was made in March 2016 and last version, build-507, was released in November 2014. It can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    Most users think Sick Beard is a great alternative to Sonarr.
  4. SickChill

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    SickChill, previously SickRage, is a fork of Sick Beard to automatically download TV shows from usenet or torrents.

    Most users think SickChill is a great alternative to Sonarr.
  5. OpenFLIXR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Headphones
    • CouchPotato
    • SickRage
    • SABnzbd
    • Plex

    OpenFLIXR Media Server is an all-in-one media server for automated downloading and serving media. Tools like CouchPotato, SickRage, Headphones and SABnzbd to download and Plex Media Server to bring everything to your screens.

  6. Nefarious

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    nefarious is a web application that automatically downloads Movies and TV Shows.

  7. Medusa - TV Library Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Medusa is a fork of Sick Beard (similar to other forks such as SickChill and SickGear ).

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  8. MyTvShowOrganizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MyTvShowsOrganizer is an open source app that downloads torrents of TV episodes.

  9. SickGear

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    SickGear has proven the most reliable stable TV descendant of the great SickBeard to fully automate TV enjoyment with innovation.

  10. Catch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Catch is the easiest way to use ShowRSS on OS X. It'll take care of everything. New shows will be downloaded as they are released.

    Catch vs Sonarr opinions
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    Best one going for Mac, I love it.

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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