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Configure Qouch app to manage SABnzbd, CouchPotato, and Sick Beard

Having described how to install Qouch app on iOS devices, I will now explain how to configure Qouch app to manage SABnzbd, CouchPotato, and Sick Beard. Qouch is probably the best iOS app currently available to remotely control SABnzbd downloads, CouchPotato movies, and Sick Beard TV shows. Unfortunately, it has been removed from iTunes, making it difficult to install. But trust me, if you go through the pain of installing it, you will truly enjoy controlling your media center downloads from your iPad or iPhone. After you have installed Qouch, follow this guide to configure Qouch to remotely control your SABnzbd, CouchPotato, or Sick Beard.

Qouch interface, shown below, is very intuitive and allows you to manage one or more of the following software running on a remote server: SABnzbd, CouchPotato, or Sick Beard.

Configure Qouch for SABnzbd, Sick Beard, and CouchPotato
Qouch Interface

Add a Server

The first thing you will have to do is add the connection details of the remote server that runs SABnzbd, CouchPotato, and Sick Beard. Click on “Servers” and then “Add new server”.

Add Download Server on Qouch
Add Download Server on Qouch

Provide a friendly name for the server and the IP address or the domain name. If you would like to access through the internet then provide the external IP address (WAN IP) or a domain name. Also, ensure that port forwarding is enabled on your router to direct SABnzbd, CouchPotato, or Sick Beard packets to the correct system.

Server Details for Qouch
Server Details for Qouch

Next, configure Qouch to connect to SABnzbd, CouchPotato, and Sick Beard.

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Configure Qouch for SABnzbd

First, ensure that your SABnzbd is installed (Ubuntu / Windows) and configured correctly and is working well through the web browser. SABnzbd configuration is pretty straightforward. First, enable it if you want to manage SABnzbd downloads. Enable SSL if you have enabled SSL connection in SABnzbd settings. Provide the port number at which SABnzbd listens. “Path” is usually left empty. Finally, provide your SABnzbd username, password, and API key.

SABnzbd Configuration on Qouch
SABnzbd Configuration on Qouch

Save and exit. You should no be able to monitor and control your SABnzbd downloads remotely.

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.

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