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Requestrr: A Complete Guide

In today’s world, media enthusiasts are in search of seamless ways to organize their media library. Thankfully, Requestrr is a tool that has made a name for itself in this regard, useful for both individuals and groups. Requestrr simplifies the process of requesting and managing media content via chat. 

As a media management bot, Requestrr functions as a chatbot primarily on Discord but is built to easily adapt to other platforms. This flexibility allows users to have a pleasant user experience that only requires them to request a video, after which Requestrr takes it up, automating the entire process. 

It is also accessible on multiple platforms including Github, Docker, and the Unraid CA Appstore. In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about Requestrr: Its installation and setup process, best practices to get desired results, and other useful tips for improving your streaming.

Requestrr guide

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Table of Content

  1. Key Features of Requestrr
  2. How To Setup Requestrr
  3. Best Practices and Settings of Requestrr
  4. Why You Should Use Requestrr

1. Brief Overview of Requestrr

Requestrr is a chatbot that allows users to simplify their use of services such as Radarr, Ombi, Overseerr, and Sonarr. It can also be integrated with applications like Discord and Telegram, and also tools like Plex and Emby.

Below are key features of Requestrr that you should know to enable you to utilize it properly:

a. User Requests

With Requestrr, users can submit content requests using chat commands. This feature makes it stand out from its counterparts, as users with little or no technical knowledge can seamlessly navigate the bot and do away with manual searches. 

b. Synchronized Integration With Download Services

Another amazing feature of Requestrr is its seamless integration with different download services such as Usenet, uTorrent, and qBitTorrent downloaders. With this integration, Requestrr combs through the internet, looking for the requested content. 

When found, it automatically initiates the download process immediately after confirming it is available. Hence, connecting your download service to Requestrr lets you stay in touch with the latest media releases.

c. Media Server Integration

Users who depend on tools like Plex and Emby are not left out, as the tools can also be integrated with Requestrr. Once both tools have been synchronized, users can automate updating their media library with downloaded content. 

Additionally, like the integration with download services, this integration eliminates the need for manual downloads as the media library stays up-to-date. 

d. Notifications

In order to ensure users stay informed, Requestrr offers a detailed notification system, allowing them to know when their requested content is available for download. It also allows them to know when the download is completed. For convenience, users can adjust notifications to suit their preferences.

e. Adaptability

One of Requestrr’s standout features is its adaptability, allowing users to decide exactly how they want to interact with the bot. It is built with very detailed settings that can meet the needs and preferences of various users. 

Moreover, users have the flexibility to customize the quality of the content they are downloading, and they can define organizational structures and adjust notification settings.

f. Community Centeredness

Built with communities and media enthusiast groups in mind, Requestrr serves as the center of media interactions. It creates a communal hub where users can share their favorite content desires and administrators can efficiently manage and fulfill requests. 

Furthermore, this community-centric approach fosters collaboration, turning the act of requesting media into a shared experience.

g. Legal Considerations

In an era of heightened copyright awareness, Requestrr emphasizes responsible content acquisition and usage. It ensures users comply with copyright laws and practice responsible content consumption. 

2. How To Setup Requestrr

Following our detailed step-by-step guide on setting up Requestrr is the best way to begin your journey enjoying this amazing tool. However, before diving into the setup, depending on what you plan to use it for, ensure that you have the following in place:

  1. A computer or server to host Requestrr.
  2. Access to a chat platform like Discord.
  3. Access to a download service like Usenet.
  4. Access to a media server like Plex.

a. Windows Installation

  • Download the latest version of the Requestrr tool that matches your operating system here
  • After downloading the zip file, the next step is to extract the compressed file into your directory of choice. 
  • After extraction, run “Requestrr.WebApi.exe” to get the bot running. 
  • The next step is to go to your browser and paste “http://localhost:454/” to give you access to the web portal where you create an account.
  • Connecting Requestrr to Discord
  • Once you have access to the web portal, find the “Chat Clients”  page and click on it.
  • On Discord, find the “Discord Developer Portal” and log in.
  • Select “New Application” at the top right corner to create an application. 
  • Once created, an application ID will be found at the bottom of the page. You will need to copy the ID.
  • Go back to Requestrr, find the field for the “Application ID” field, and paste the copied ID there.
  • Find “Bot” on the left panel on the developer portal. Ensure both “Present Intent” and “Server Members Intent” under “Privileged Gateway Intents” are checked. 
  • Select “Reset Token” and confirm to reveal the token. 
  • Copy and paste the token into the “Bot Token” field on Requestrr.
  • Select the “Test Settings” button in the lower part of the page. 
  • Save changes.
  • On your Discord application, create a new server by clicking on the plus sign on the left panel. 
  • Back on the Requestrr website, select “Copy Invite Link” and paste it into your browser.
  • Select your server from the dropdown and give the required authorization.

That’s it! The bot has been added! You can test the bot by typing “/” in Discord, and a list of prompts will pop up. 

Using Requestrr With Radarr.

To integrate Requestrr with Radarr, carefully follow the following steps below:

  • Download Radarr here, then run as administrator.
  • On Requestrr, select “Movies” on the left-hand panel.
  • Click the dropdown and ensure it is enabled by selecting “Radarr.”
  • In the API field, ensure “Version 3” is selected.
  • Open Radarr in your browser, and go to “Settings” on the left-hand panel.
  • Select “General”. Then copy the API key found under “Security.” 
  • Check our Radarr handbook, to learn everything there is to know about it.
  • Go back to the Requestrr website and paste it into the API field. 
  • Input the host address for Radarr (Remember to remove the “http://”)
  • Go to Radarr’s settings, select “General,” then input Radarr’s base URL.
  • Input the same URL in the Base URL field on Requestrr. 
  • Select the “Test Settings” button at the bottom of the Requestrr page. You should get a confirmation response letting you know everything is good. 
  • Once completed, select the “Load” button and make your preferred selection.
  • Save your changes, and you are done.

Using Requestrr with Ombi

The process of integrating Requestrr to Ombi is quite similar to that of Radarr. Here are the detailed steps:

  1. Download Ombi here, extract the zip file, and run the application as administrator.
  2. Open your browser and paste “http://localhost:8989″ into it.
  3. Under “Settings” on the left panel, select “General.”
  4. Check our Ombi guide to learn everything there is to know about it.
  5. Scroll down to “Security” and copy the API key there.
  6. Go to the Requestrr page and paste the key in the API field.
  7. Ensure that the version is set to the preferred Version 3.
  8. In the Host or IP address field, input Ombi’s address.
  9. Go back to Ombi and find the Base URL field. Input the Base URL and ensure that the same URL is imputed on Requestrr under the Base URL field as well. 
  10. Select “Test Settings” and receive your confirmation. If you get any error response, crosscheck your process and try again.
  11. Once the settings have been updated, select “Save Changes.” That’s it; the bot is now ready for use.

Things to Note:

  • Requestrr allows each user to set their permissions when they integrate it with Ombi. This allows all Discord users to connect with Ombi users without interference. 
  • In the event a request is made, and no linked user is found, the default API set in Requestrr is then used. (The bot can automatically approve all requests if no manual API user is set). 

Linking Ombi to Discord 

Linking Ombi to Discord is a simple process that can be done in little time. All you need to do is:

  • Open the Discord settings and select “Advanced.”
  • Toggle the “Developer Mode” button on. 
  • Go back to Discord’s homepage and choose the user or channel you would like to link to Ombi. You can do this by right-clicking the user’s name and copying the ID. 
  • On the Ombi site, create a new user.
  • Select the new user’s notification preference and paste the copied ID in the Discord field.
  • Save the user, and that user can begin making requests through Ombi from Discord.

Integrating Sonarr into Requestrr

Just like the previous tools, you can integrate Sonarr into Requestrr by following the steps below:

  • Download Sonarr here, extract the zip file, and run the application as administrator.
  • Open your browser and paste “http://localhost:5000/” in it.
  • Under “Settings” on the left panel, select “General.”
  • Scroll down to “Security” and copy the API key there.
  • For more about Sonarr, check our comprehensive guide to Sonarr.
  • Go to the Requestrr website and paste the key in the API field.
  • Ensure that the version is set to the preferred Version 3.
  • In the Host or IP address field, input Sonarr’s address.
  • Go back to Sonarr and find the Base URL field. Input the Base URL and ensure that the same URL is imputed on Requestrr under the Base URL field as well. 
  • Select “Test Settings” and receive your confirmation. If you get any error response, crosscheck your process and try again.
  • When confirmed, click on all the “Load” buttons.
  • Once the settings have been updated, select “Save Changes,” and the bot becomes ready for use. 

Integrating Requestrr With Overseerr

Incorporating Requestrr and Overseerr with a focus on individualized permissions and request limitations offers a robust solution for efficiently managing media requests in your community or media server environment. 

This integration provides meticulous control over user interactions, ensuring that content requests align with users’ specific requirements. By meticulously configuring Overseerr’s user groups, fine-tuning permissions, and establishing request quotas, users can tailor the experience to suit their community’s unique needs. 

The comprehensive integration ensures that users, based on their assigned groups, adhere to predefined limitations and access controls, including the number of content requests they can submit within designated timeframes. Furthermore, this integration streamlines the approval process, ensuring that only requests meeting necessary criteria are approved.

Want to learn more about Overseerr? Check our comprehensive guide to Overseerr.

3. Best Practices and Settings to Get the Best of Requestrr

You can miss out on the full benefits of Requestrr if you do not utilize it with its best practices. Below are a few tips that can help you get the most out of Requestrr:

a. Quality Adjustment

Customizing the settings and quality of your downloaded content is essential. Fortunately, Requestrr gives users free rein to do this. You can get your downloads in your preferred quality. 

It is, however, important for you to recognize that higher-quality downloads may not always be available, hence the need to be flexible.

b. Log Monitoring

Issues are likely to arise while using Requestrr. However, what matters is knowing how to handle such issues. Keeping an eye on the logs helps provide insight into possible challenges and how to solve them. The use of monitoring tools also helps to detect issues as they arise automatically.  

c. Clear Requests

If requests are not clearly communicated, you may not get what you want from Requestrr. It is, therefore, crucial to understand how requests work. Users must ensure they are as clear as possible when sending requests. They should specify the details and ensure that they monitor their requests afterward. 

d. Stay Informed

Requestrr’s multiple notification options allow users to choose what works best for them. You can use Discord to centralize your notifications and keep them organized. You can also decide how and when you want to be notified.

4. Why You Should Use Requestrr

Requestrr goes beyond being just software. It serves as a portal to an enriched media journey. Its blend of user-friendliness, automation, seamless integration, quality management, and a strong sense of community makes it a vital tool for individuals and communities alike. 

Whether you’re curating your personal media haven or nurturing a thriving community of media enthusiasts, Requestrr streamlines the process of managing and relishing your cherished movies and TV shows. Moreover, it provides a forward-looking solution that can adapt to your evolving media aspirations.

About Raji Oluwaniyi

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Raji Oluwaniyi is an accomplished writer with a rich background spanning over five years in the intersection of technology, privacy, and consumer data protection. He has garnered significant recognition through his collaborations with industry stalwarts like TestGorilla, MUO, and Careerkarma. Dedicated to staying ahead of the curve, he constantly immerses himself in the latest tech trends and updates. Outside the realm of writing, he's an avid soccer enthusiast and cherishes meaningful moments shared with close friends.