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Ombi is a self-hosted web application that automatically gives your shared Plex or Emby users the ability to request content by themselves! Ombi can be linked to multiple TV Show and Movie DVR tools to create a seamless end-to-end experience for your users.

Initial Setup#

First you must connect to your slot via ssh. If you need help connecting to the server, please read the help article here.

Installing Ombi is easy. Simply issue the following command:

box install ombi

This command will configure ombi for your user.

Updating Ombi#

Ombi updates are managed by box. If you want to update Ombi to the latest version, simply issue the command:

box upgrade ombi

How to Access#

After installation, Ombi will be availabe at the following web address: https://<>/<username>/ombi

Service Management#

Like all box configured applications, you can manage Ombi via SSH with box with start, stop, restart, enable and disable commands.

box start ombi


On the first run of Ombi, there will be a brief setup wizard. In order to configure Ombi with Plex, simply choose Plex from the media server options and login to your account with your plex username and password. Ombi should now automatically be configured for use with the Plex instance on your server.

If you have further questions about settings and configurations of Ombi, please refer to the Ombi Wiki.

Connect to other clients#


Your subnet IP can easily be found with the command cat ~/.install/subnet.lock

Go to Settings -> Media Server -> Plex

  1. Click on "Add Server"
  2. Connect your server
    • Plex tokens
      1. Fill in your password and username
      2. Press "Load Servers"
      3. Select your Plex server
  3. Press "Test Connectivity"
  4. Press "Submit"
  5. Load your libraries and select which ones to track
  6. Press "Submit"

In order to connect Ombi to the clients above, you'll need your subnet IP. You can find this on your panel or with the command cat ~/.install/subnet.lock