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How to use ElfHosted Annatar Addon (torrentio alternative)

This guide illustrates how to use the Annatar addon to stream content from debrid providers using Stremio, sourcing content from your own torrent indexer (Jackett), rather than relying on the (often-overloaded) torrentio addon!

New accounts get $10 credit, enough to run this stack for >2 months!

Our services are subscribed to in "ElfBuckz", our in-store account credit. All new users get $10 ElfBuckz upon account creation, in order to "kick the tyres" ๐Ÿš— before commitment.

The advantages of this solution are:

  • Use the highly-polished, multi-platform Stremio app
  • Reduce the impact of Torrentio outages / rate-limits
  • Customize your indexer results for your country, language, or even private tracker accounts

The disadvantages, of course, are:

  • Limited retention - you've only "got" the content as long as your Debrid subscription is current
  • IP restriction - your Debrid provider's regular IP restriction policies apply, so be cautious of streaming from multiple locations simultaneously.

Tip

Consider our Infinite Streaming Plex guide if you'd like to Proxy your Real-Debrid access behind Zurg so that you can stream simultaneously from multiple source IPs

Requirements

  • Real-Debrid / AllDebrid account (other providers planned)

And from the ElfHosted store:

Additionally, if your trackers are behind Cloudflare DDOS protection (and therefore harder to automatically search), add Flaresolverr.

Add the apps above to your cart, or subscribe to all of the above, as a bundle to make it easier, here:

Get all the apps, bundled, for $0.15/day! ๐ŸŽ

How to set it up

Get the apps

  1. Create an ElfHosted account, receive $10 free ElfBuckz credit
  2. Subscribe to the bundle, using your ElfBuckz
  3. Log into your ElfHosted dashboard, at https://<your username>.elfhosted.com

Setup Jackett

Navigate to Jackett from your app dashboard (https://<your username>.elfhosted.com), add your preferred chosen indexers (illustrated below), and note your Jackett API key

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Don't go overboard

Every indexer you add slows down your query responses, so prefer to add small amounts of high-quality indexers. The ones indicated above are recommended by the developer and have been observed to return results in < 3s.

If your indexers require Flaresolverr, you can add it to your existing subscription (But you'll need to do "renew now" to avoid waiting for the 24h renewal cycle)

Once Flaresolverr is added to your account, configure it in Jackett simply as http://flaresolverr:8191

Warning

Using indexers which require Flaresolverr will slow down cold queries, although you'll still benefit from instance responses for any queries already in the DB

Setup Annatar

Annatar is configured using environment variables. While most parameters are pre-configured, Jackett API key and indexers are expected to vary per-user, and must be manually configured. Use ElfBot to set your environment, by pasting a variation of the following into the Filebrowser console:

elfbot env annatar JACKETT_API_KEY=myapikeyisawesome
elfbot env annatar JACKETT_INDEXERS=eztv,kickasstorrents-ws,thepiratebay,therarbg,torrentgalaxy,yts

Tip

(You can re-run the commands to overwrite previous values, and you can confirm success by examining the elfbot-annatar ConfigMap using Kubernetes Dashboard.

Install the Addon!

Click "Install" to allow your OS to open the link in Stremio, or right-click the Install button, and copy the long stremio:// URL, and paste it into your Stremio search bar.

A search will return results in a few seconds:

How do I get help?

  1. Annatar is a new project under active development. File issues here.
  2. For specific support re your ElfHosted configuration / account, see the ElfHosted support options