Install CouchPotato in Ubuntu 14.04

CouchPotato (CP) is an automatic NZB and torrent downloader. You can keep a “movies I want”-list and it will search for NZBs/torrents of these movies every X hours. Once a movie is found, it will send it to SABnzbd or download the torrent to a specified directory.

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.


  • Automatic downloading and sending of NZBs to SABnzbd
  • Automatic downloading of .torrent files to a specified folder
  • Easy adding movies via IMDB UserScript
  • Movie sorting & renaming
  • Trailer downloading
  • Quality options to download best available. Overwrite if better is found. (See settings)
  • Support for, NZBMatrix, and ThePirateBay

Install GIT with apt-get install git-core

I have outlined the install steps below, please follow carefully as the paths may differ from your but feel free to let me know if its not working

– Install GIT & Gedit if not already installed

sudo apt-get install git gedit

– Make a directory in /opt/

sudo mkdir /opt/couchpotato

– Change directory to the folder created

cd /opt/couchpotato

– Clone CouchPotato

sudo git clone

– To run on boot copy init script

sudo cp CouchPotatoServer/init/ubuntu /etc/init.d/couchpotato

– Make a file called couchpotato, copy and paste the following content

sudo gedit /etc/default/couchpotato

[box type=”info”]
CP_USER=enter username
CP_DATA=/home/enter username/couchpotato

– Make it executable

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/couchpotato

– Add it to defaults

sudo update-rc.d couchpotato defaults

– Start CouchPotato

sudo service couchpotato start

– Open your browser, go to http://localhost:5050/ and scroll-down to complete the configuration


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