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What is it?

NZBHydra2, by TheOtherP, is a meta search tool for NZB indexers. It provides easy access to a number of NZB indexers. You can search all your indexers from one place and use it as indexer source for tools like Sonarr or CouchPotato.

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Three Ways to setup NZB indexers with Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr:

  1. Skip this page and add all your NZB Indexers directly into Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr. Benefit from the seeing indexer sources during manual lookups in Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr. This method is also useful when diagnosing issues with indexers during failed searches;

  2. Add all your NZB Indexers directly into Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr, but also add them in NZBHydra2, so it could be used a tool for manual downloads; or

  3. Add all your NZB indexers in NZBHydra2 and then just add the one NZBHydra2 "indexer" into Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr. This is the most popular choice among users.

To Setup NZBHydra2, follow the steps below.

2. URL

  • URL to access NZBHydra2, visit https://nzbhydra2._yourdomain.com_

3. Setup

Enter setup by clicking on "Config" at the top.


  • Under 'Security', click the icon next to the 'API key *' field to generate an API key. Click 'Save'.


  • Login settings are preset out of the box (user / passwd as set in accounts.yml).


  • Add your indexers. Click "Save".


  • NZBGet settings are preset out of the box.

4. API Key

To find the NZBHydra2 API Key, go to "Config" --> "Main". This will be used later in Sonarr and Radarr.

5. Next

Are you setting Saltbox up for the first time? Continue to Jackett.