Watcher Alternatives

    Watcher is described as 'automated movie NZB & Torrent searcher and snatcher. You can add a list of wanted movies and Watcher will automatically send the NZB or Torrent to your download client' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Watcher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Android. The best alternative is Sonarr, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Watcher are Radarr (Free, Open Source), FlexGet (Free, Open Source), CouchPotato (Free, Open Source) and Medusa - TV Library Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 21, 2020
    1. Sonarr (formerly NzbDrone) is a PVR for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of your favorite shows and will grab, sorts and renames them.
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    2. A fork of Sonarr designed to work with Movies.

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      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 sources, looking for the best possible match.

      Discontinued

      no updates to the release in git since 2015

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    3. Medusa is a fork of Sick Beard (similar to other forks such as SickChill and SickGear ).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      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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      • 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.

    4. SickChill, previously SickRage, is a fork of Sick Beard to automatically download TV shows from usenet or torrents.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
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      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Watch free movies with the Popcornflix App! Download this free movie app and instantly watch hundreds and hundreds of free feature length movies streaming on your portable device.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Novaroma is free open source software. You can search and download tv shows, movies and subtitles automatically. Also you can use Novaroma with dlna media servers (XMBC, Plex, Servio, PS3 etc.) Features - Auto Download Tv shows, Movies and Subtitles.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.9.3, released in August 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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