Setting Up Your Trakt Account

Trakt Tv is one of the mostful services in all of Kodiland and if you are not using it you should be.  Setting up a Trakt Account is one of the easiest tasks you could learn also.  The Trakt add-on for Kodi allows you to automatically scrobble all content you are watching to Trakt.tv.  You can keep a comprehensive history of everything you've watched.  There is also added functionality to create as many lists as possible: collections, watch list, etc.

Trakt Authorize

*Sign up for a free account at Trakt TV.*

To Install and Setup Trakt for Kodi:

  • Open Kodi
  • Find SYSTEM
  • Choose Add-Ons
  • Select Install from repository
  • Scroll down to Kodi Add-on repository
  • Pick Program Add-Ons
  • Select Trakt
  • Now Install
  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification

After Installation

A popup will now appear asking you to go to https://trakt.tv/activate.

Trakt.tv/activate

    • Open that address in your web browser
    • Enter the PIN that was given to you in the popup in Kodi & select Continue
    • Select Yes when asked if you want to allow Trakt for Kodi to use your account

You will now see a message saying ‘Your device is now connected and will automatically refresh in a few seconds'.

  • Go back to Kodi and highlight Trakt – DO NOT SELECT IT
  • Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button on your remote) and select configure
  • In Each of the following:
    • Exclusions enable Exclude Live TV
    • Scrobbling enable the 4 available choices
    • Synchronize select Service section and enable everything in there. In the Movies section enable all 5 settings.

If you don't want movies removing from your Trakt collection when deleted from your library then do not enable that setting.In the TV Episodes section enable all 5 settings.  If you don't want episodes removing from your Trakt collection when deleted from your library then do not enable that setting

  • Select Rating and choose the settings you want as this is down to personal preference but I normally enable them all.
  • Select OK when completed to save your settings.With these settings Trakt will run when you boot your Kodi device to make sure your library is synced.
    It will also run when you update your library.
    Each time you watch content it will scrobble to your Trakt account so each device that you use Trakt on will be synced with each other.

Setup Trakt for Exodus

  • Open Exodus
  • Find Tools
  • Choose SETTINGS: Accounts
  • Select Trakt > Authorization…
  • You will get a popup asking you to visit a Trakt URL and input a PIN
  • Enter the PIN and authorize Trakt
  • Exodus will now use Trakt in the My Movies/My TV Shows section

Exodus Trakt

Setup Trakt for SALTS

  • Open SALTS
  • Select Settings
  • Choose Add-on Settings
  • Scroll to Trakt.tv
  • Select How do I authorize SALTS to access my trakt.tv account
  • You will get a popup asking you to visit a Trakt URL and input a PIN
  • Enter the PIN and authorize Trakt

Authorize Trakt

In Conclusion

As we have mentioned having a Trakt Account can be a nice time saver.  Finally a solution to having to save your favorites and hope you can restore them.  While it may take you a little time to set up your account; once you have it set to your liking you can easily activate across all devices.  I cannot tell you how often we have people ask about saving favorites; however, this saves favorites for a specific add-on.  Yet using your Trakt Account you can save your shows and movies across multiple add-ons and multiple systems.  As a result, you do not have to worry about those pesky fresh start installs anymore.  We thank you for taking the time to read and hope you enjoy this as much as we do.  If you have any questions please feel free to visit us on our Ares Forum.