First, why a Trakt.tv account? Trakt.tv let’s you add, organize and manage all your favourite movies, television shows and Documentaries in an account outside of XBMC/KODI. Should your device fail you, all your favourites will not be lost and you will not have to go through the painful process of having to re-establish all your favourite go-tos within the add-on up once you get KODI back up and running. Simply sync your Trakt.tv account to the add-on where offered and you will always be good to go! Second, this free’s up unnecessary memory usage on your device. Store it in the cloud where you can access anywhere, anytime. Third, you’re out and someone suggests a movie, documentary, stand up comedy, television show, etc. You can easily log into your account on your mobile device and add the recommendation. When you get home, no need to search your favourite add-ons looking for it, just open your Trakt.tv account within one of the many add-ons that offer this sync feature and voila, it’s there waiting for you. Lastly, a Trakt.tv account enables you to create your own add-on within an add-on. Create categories for television shows, movies, comedies, documentaries, etc. that you can easily access with a couple clicks. This is very handy when you have friends over and you want to entertain with a few selections from KODI, If they are not familiar with KODI, this is a nice touch that is sure to impress. Without further delay, let’s get into this…
The first step you will need to take is surf on over to https://trakt.tv and set up an account. It’s really straightforward and I’ll provide you with some screenshots to help with the process.
Once you’ve created a username and password and perhaps added some details to your profile, begin by searching some of your favorite Television shows and movies and adding them your to your collections and lists.
Note the options to the right of the screen. Here you can Check in, Add to History, Add to Collection and Add to Watchlist. By selecting these options, you begin to build your personal database of movies and television shows that will appear in your lists when you use one of the add-ons in Kodi that utilize Trakt.
You will also note, when you select Movies or TV from the top navigation, you will get a similar menu to the left of your screen providing watch suggestions similar to what you might find within the Kodi add-ons ie. Trending, Popular, Box Office, etc. You can build your collections and lists using this menu and by selecting the Add To Watched History, Add to Collection and Add to Watchlist icons circled in red.
I can create customized lists of shows I want to watch now or in the future. When I add them to my collection, I will be given options from the lists I’ve created as to where I want to add the television show or movie. In the event I don’t know the release date, I can just add my selection to watchlist and have my account keep track of this show’s release date
When I review my account collections, I will see a list of all the shows I’ve added. I can filter this list by selecting the drop down menu located under my profile pic, to include all my selections, Movies, Shows or Episodes.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the Trakt account.
On to adding your Trakt account to Kodi. To do this, simply navigate to your home screen and select;
- Add-ons (menu to the left of your screen)
Once in your Add-ons Browser, select;
- The Box Icon (top left corner)
From the menu to the right of your screen, select;
- Install from repository
Scroll down and select
- Kodi Add-on Repository
- Program add-ons
From here scroll down and select
The install window will open. Select the Install icon in the bottom right corner of your screen
Note: If your install is successful, you will receive an add-on enabled/update in the top right corner of your screen. Be patient, this may take a minute or two
If your install was successful, you should also get a Trakt Account Authorization Window. Open a browser window and input the address as shown;
Input the pass code provided by the Trakt Account Authorization
Into your trakt.tv browser
If the code was accepted, you will be asked if you wish to sync your trakt.tv account to kodi. The answer is;
Once you complete this step, trakt.tv will give you a “Woohoo!”
Navigate back to your Add-ons Browser window and select
- Video Add-ons
You have to manually enter your Trakt account into Exodus or Specto, Stream Hub, and any other add-on that offers the trakt.tv option. Yup, that’s annoying however, if you do this step, you will only have to do it once. As always, I hope this helps!