Overseerr is a request management and media discovery tool built to work with your existing Plex ecosystem. It’s mandatory to have Plex installed on your Synology NAS in order to use Overseerr. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Overseerr on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Overseerr v1.33.2 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it overseerr. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Overseerr“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=overseerr \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -v /volume1/docker/overseerr:/config \ --net=host \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/linuxserver/overseerr
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install Overseerr” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Overseerr – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5055 Click Sign in to sign in with your Plex Account. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Set up your Plex Server. Type in your own NAS IP then click Save Changes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Scroll down on the page a little bit, then click Sync Libraries. After the Libraries are synced, click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you want to run Overseerr container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your folder where you have your files stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5055
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Overseerr container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Monday / July 31st, 2023 at 5:53 PM