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Couchpotato is an automatic NZB and torrent downloader. You can keep a movies I want list and it will search for NZBs/torrents of these movies every X hours. Once a movie is found, it will send it to SABnzbd or download the torrent to a specified directory.

Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling linuxserver/couchpotato should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:










Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container from this image.


docker create \
--name=couchpotato \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Europe/London \
-e UMASK_SET=022 \
-p 5050:5050 \
-v /path/to/appdata/config:/config \
-v /path/to/downloads:/downloads \
-v /path/to/movies:/movies \
--restart unless-stopped \


Compatible with docker-compose v2 schemas.

version: "2.1"
image: linuxserver/couchpotato
container_name: couchpotato
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Europe/London
- /path/to/appdata/config:/config
- /path/to/downloads:/downloads
- /path/to/movies:/movies
- 5050:5050
restart: unless-stopped


Docker images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Ports (-p)




http gui

Environment Variables (-e)




for UserID - see below for explanation


for GroupID - see below for explanation


Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London


for umask setting of couchpotato, optional , default if left unset is 022

Volume Mappings (-v)




Couchpotato Application Data.


Downloads Folder.


Movie Share.

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags), permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

$ id username
uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Application Setup

Access the webui at <your-ip>:5050, for more information check out CouchPotato.

Docker Mods

Docker Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) can be accessed via the dynamic badge above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running:

    • docker exec -it couchpotato /bin/bash

  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    • docker logs -f couchpotato

  • Container version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' couchpotato

  • Image version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/couchpotato


  • 10.06.19: - Add back unrar & unzip that were accidentally left out during rebase.

  • 06.06.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.12.

  • 19.12.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.11.

  • 28.06.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.10.

  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.

  • 22.02.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.9.

  • 14.01.19: - Multi-arch builds.

  • 16.08.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.8.

  • 06.11.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7.

  • 20.07.17: - Internal git pull instead of at runtime, add UMASK_SET variable.

  • 12.07.17: - Add inspect commands to README, move to jenkins build and push

  • 25.05.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.6

  • 07.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.5.

  • 11.11.16: - Stop cp logging to docker log (they are accessible in the webui and the config folder).

  • 30.09.16: - Fix umask.

  • 09.09.16: - Add layer badges to README.

  • 27.08.16: - Add badges to README.

  • 08.08.16: - Rebase to alpine linux.

  • 12.11.15: - Misc Code Cleanup.

  • 02.10.15: - Change to python baseimage.

  • 28.07.15: - Updated to latest baseimage (for testing), and a fix to autoupdate.