A much requested series of addons is now available on the OpenELEC repository, combined in one package to make installation for them as easy as possible. We are happy to announce you that SABnzbd+, CouchPotato and SickBeard are now available for OpenELEC as a preconfigured add-on to work with the minimum possible configuration.
***Only works with the latest development builds, RC6 will have standard support for it***
SABnzbd+* is a well known application for downloading content (like movies, series and music) from binary-servers through news groups. But for those who want more, we have already included CouchPotato and SickBeard for ease of use, combined in one super addon called SABnzbd-suite.
What can you do with these extras?
SickBeard** is an application made to search for all your TV series. When adding a series, it will look for existing or new episodes and download them when available. Even if it hasn't been already on TV, you probably still can add it to your wishlist and when it comes online it will be downloaded automatically to your box. But there's more, when it has downloaded a series or episode, it will also rename the file into usable names, add some extra information and pictures to it and place it in nicely sorted folders. No replacing files afterwards and no extra scraping needed inside XBMC.
CouchPotato** is like the wishlist for Christmas when it comes to movies. Just add the movie name and the desired quality and it will search newsgroups for you until it has found and downloaded your requested movie. There are also many extra options for renaming, adding info and pictures and even updating the XBMC library.
If you want to install or try this suite, download this addon by going to: System > Add-ons > Get Add-ons > OpenELEC.tv repo > Services
A handy how-to for configuring all applications is available in the help pages or simply go to Using SABnzbd Suite
*SABnzbd+ requires that you have a binaries-provider. Check your ISP if they support them or get an (paid) account at one of the online providers.
**SickBeard and CouchPotato can require an NZB-provider account. The supported NZB-providers are shown in the configuration tabs of these applications.