This page will describe how to add and configure indexers in Prowlarr, and keep them synced with your other programs like Sonarr, Radarr, Lidarr, Readarr, etc.
To add an indexer, first click on
Indexers on the left, then
Add Indexer (the Plus symbol) at the top of the page.
Choose your indexer from the list, or type a partial name in the box to find your indexer. If your indexer is not listed, please use "Generic Newznab" (for usenet) or "Generic Torznab" (for torrents).
This assumes your indexer supports standardized *znab formats. If it doesn't, then this will not work.
If your indexer is not listed, you can request it be added via our Indexer Requests Site
Once you've selected your indexer, there will be a pop-up containing further information you will need to configure it. Note that the specific settings will change slightly for each indexer based on their required fields and the type of indexer you're configuring.
Name - Select a name for this indexer. When it syncs to your apps, it will add
(Prowlarr) behind it.
Enable - Check the box to enable this indexer.
Redirect - Check the box if a redirect is necessary. There are only a couple of indexers where this is required to avoid being banned. If enabled, this will pass the grab link directly to the application rather than proxying it via Prowlarr.
App Profile - Select your App Profile here. These can be created in
Apps. The Standard one already exists, and looks like this:
(Advanced Option) If your indexer limits your API hits per day, you can enter that number here to avoid exceeding the limit.
(Advanced Option) If your indexer limits your Grabs per day, you can enter that number here to avoid exceeding the limit.
If you're adding a torrent indexer, you will need to choose what kind of download link to use.
You may have to enter an API key, a session id, or other credentials from your indexer (usually found in your Profile Page or under Security), select search orders, or other options for your specific indexer.
(Advanced Option) Select the indexer priority here from 1-50 (1 being highest). These priorities will sync to your apps.
Test your indexer, and if a green checkmark appears, you're okay to save it. When you save it, depending on your sync settings, it will be added to your apps automatically.