I often get asked if I have watched a popular TV or Cable show. My short answer is usually no, I only have Internet access in my home and I stream all of my visual entertainment. Well in this article I am going to reveal my media environment which consist of five applications that I will briefly list below. First I want to acknowledge +Noore Ghunaym who supplied technical information on setting this entertainment environment up and my wife +Sylvia Wormley for the inspiration to use technology for fun.
The first tier of this system is good old Usenet. I am using NewsDemon
. If you have been on the Internet before web browsers then you know what Usenet is. If you do not know, click here
After getting an account on a Usenet provider I had to get an account on an on a Usenet Indexer. I am using DOGnzb
. If you do not know what a Usenet Indexer is, click here
After getting a Usenet Indexer I needed to get binary news reader. I am using SABnzbd
After you get tired of manually searching for TV shows and movies I wanted to get automation. Sonarr
is what I use. If you want to know what Sonarr is, click here
At last here is the final piece of the system, Plex
. The Plex server allows you to stream the files to your TV or mobile device.
It took me a while to get this all set up and working. I had Usenet, DOGnzb, SABnzbd and Plex set up right off the bat. Getting Sonarr automation working was where I really needed to concentrate. Overall there was about three months of just fiddling around each morning for about 20 minutes trying to get Sonarr working. Today I woke up around 6:45 AM and I decided that I would not get side tracked and I have everything configured correctly. Now All I have to do is add a show to Sonarr and it will download automatically and add it to my Plex server.