Auto-search for newly added movies

bsod99 asked for this feature 8 months ago — 23 comments

bsod99 commented 8 months ago

Have Radarr automatically search your indexers when a new movie is added to Radarr from a method other than the Add Movie screen. For example: a movie from 2003 is added to your IMDB watchlist and pulled down by Radarr. Radarr will technically monitor RSS for this movie, but it has been out for a while so no new releases will be grabbed automatically. Currently you have to go to the missing tab and trigger a search. It would be convenient for Radarr to either trigger a search when it adds a new movie, or for Radarr to search for your missing movies on a certain time schedule.

| geogolem commented 8 months ago

i agree.. there should some feature to specify a time period or time when radarr triggers an automatic search all missing.

| fash202 commented 8 months ago

Definitely need this, without it things like Plex requests and adding watchlists is basically useless

| SanderScamper commented 8 months ago

Definitely a requirement, I use plexrequests (ombi) as my preferred easiest way of adding movies and it doesn't trigger a search.

| linds1234 commented 8 months ago

This would be great, I often add older movies to my IMDB which are quite old. So for them to be searched, even if it's just on a schedule, would be great.

| schlosserbd commented 8 months ago

only thing stopping me from completely switching from couchpotato

| louis-lau commented 7 months ago

Definitly need this for importing lists. But Ombi actually automatically searches it already @SanderScamper

| porkie02 commented 7 months ago

Ombi already auto searches you probably just need to double check the Ombi settings because it works fine here.

| alkaline9500 commented 7 months ago

It would be nice if this were a toggle alongside "Enable Automatic Sync" and "Add Movies Monitored" but I can't really think of a case where you wouldn't want to do an initial search (assuming your Quality Profile is configured how you want it).

| desimaniac commented 7 months ago

I use plexrequest-meteor to add movies into Radarr, but still need Radarr to automatically search for the movies once added.

| alkaline9500 commented 7 months ago

I'm not especially familiar with C# but it seems like the magic for auto-searching is built into the Movie model itself, right? Would something like this do the trick? https://gist.github.com/alkaline9500/76f8b1072e2dbf1b1ef58b3ac4cb8ca0

| zmasterar commented 7 months ago

I come from couch potato, and I've been puzzled by this for a time now. It radarr worked perfectly until i added some old movies, and then my problems began. I couldn't unterstand why something I assumed the default wasn't working for some movies, while others worked fine, till I went to reddit and did a quick search.

I get that it's a performance issue not to search periodically every movie that has been added, but definitely has to be, at least as an option in the list options, to search the first time an item is added. I can't see an use for adding movies through lists if radarr doesn't actually look for them at least once.

| alkaline9500 commented 7 months ago

I certainly agree, I can't think of a good reason why you would ever want use a list to add a monitored movie and not immediately search for it. However, I think it makes more sense in the context of TV shows, which is probably why it's designed this way. If I want to start watching a TV show like The Simpsons, I might just want to see new episodes as they come out. I wouldn't want Sonarr to download 2 TB of data because I added something to a list.

That being said, we're in movie-land now, so I think automatically searching would be a safe default.

Also, periodically searching is interesting. It might not have to do every movie, every hour. But perhaps wanted movies could be put into a queue and one movie could be searched every time interval.

galli-leo commented 7 months ago Admin

@zmasterar If you add movies with add and search, it will auto search once added. This will solve all your problems. Also a backlog search is planned to be implemented for the first release, but not a high priority atm, since it's not really necessary.

galli-leo commented 7 months ago Admin

Also when movies are added via a list you can auto search for them now.

| zmasterar commented 7 months ago

@galil-leo that's the thing, i do not use radarr UI to add movies. At all. I do that through lists, cause i can do it anywhere, from home, from work, from phone if i'm talking with some friend about a movie because i prolly forget about that later if i don't.

Anyway, first search is all i need and it's already implemented, i don't really care for a backlog search, because it'll appear in rss anyway, but the first search was important to me, and it works really good so far, thank you guys. I finally ditched couchpotato thanks to this.

| alkaline9500 commented 7 months ago

It's coming in the next release! Which lists do you use? I'm on IMDb and it works alright but I'm not crazy about the iPhone app.

| stuart0001 commented 7 months ago

Can't add to IMDB lists in android so I'm using Trakt & TMDB for now. Great to see this added.

| alkaline9500 commented 7 months ago

You can add to your IMDb watchlist from the Android app, I was using that for a while.

| ChrisColotti commented 5 months ago

I am looking for something like this for sure. I am trying to also figure out if this affects unreleased movies that are upcoming. It's one thing CP does both of it searches for the watch list and auto searches for a newly added movie. Seems like basic functionality. I love this app we need something besides CP.

| ChrisColotti commented 3 months ago

@galli-leo I would argue it is somewhat important since the use case is to add a movie that's "coming but not even out yet". The way CP works is you can add a movie that you know you want but is far off in availability, and it searches for it at whatever interval you define. You then do not need to manually search for it, it just shows up. That's the beauty of the backlog search for movies it's hands off. Although you can add and search now if the movie is not even out yet it won't be found, goes into the "wanted" list and is never searched for again until you click search. I know this is the case as I had a movie that was added 2 months ago before it was on the indexers. It was never re-searched for until I manually asked to search again even though it had new postings on the indexers as new as 2 days old. To replace CP, you really need to add this feature. It seems the engine is there as "missingMovieSearch" than is invoked when you click "search all", so why not just simply add a system task with a user defined time period? That's all that's needed to really implement this.

| Valid commented about 2 months ago

@zmasterar You said first-search is already implemented? Is there an option for it in the UI?

I'm using Ombi (PlexRequest), which adds the movie to Radarr fine, but then it just sits in the list, and I have to go into Radarr manually to actually fetch the movie, which defeats the point of using Ombi in the first place.

| beeeeswax commented about 1 month ago

This is the only thing missing from Radarr for me. I don't use the Radarr UI to search for and add movies, it's almost all done via the Android app (RadarrLink). With anything but new releases, movies are added OK and set to monitored but of course nothing downloads until I manually go into Wanted and trigger some searches.

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