How to Install Prowlarr on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Prowlarr on Your Synology NAS

Prowlarr is a indexer manager/proxy built on the popular arr .net/reactjs base stack to integrate with your various PVR apps. Prowlarr supports both Torrent Trackers and Usenet Indexers. It integrates seamlessly with Sonarr, Radarr, Lidarr, and Readarr offering complete management of your indexers with no per app Indexer setup required. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Prowlarr on your Synology NAS using Docker. Note: If you are looking for a Prowlarr alternative, take a look at Jackett.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Prowlarr v1.4.1.3258 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it prowlarr. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Prowlarr Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Prowlarr Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Prowlarr. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. 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=prowlarr \
-p 9696:9696 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/prowlarr:/config \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/prowlarr:develop

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, 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 below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

Prowlarr Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Prowlarr Synology NAS Set up 4

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install Prowlarr” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Prowlarr – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Prowlarr Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

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:9696

Prowlarr Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Prowlarr!

Note: If you want to run Prowlarr container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Prowlarr 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 Friday / May 5th, 2023 at 10:30 PM