As a Kodi and Trakt user, you might be surprised to learn that there is no built-in method to install and set up Trakt on Kodi. In this article, I will explain how all the pieces fit together to integrate Trakt with Kodi, and show you how to do the same.
If you are a Kodi user, you have surely heard of Trakt, the popular service that lets you track your TV series and movies, add them to your personal library and keep track of everything in one place— all on your Kodi media center. It’s an excellent way to keep track of your favorite shows and movies, but it can also help you get rid of all the dossiers that you have accumulated over the years.
In this article you will learn how to install and configure Trakt on Kodi 18.9 and below. Trakt is a third-party service that tracks what you watch and syncs it to your Trakt account. The method demonstrated in this guide can be applied to all Kodi compatible devices including FireStick, Windows PC, Android, etc.
What is Tract in Kodi?
Trakt is an online platform that integrates with Kodi and browses the movies and TV shows you watch. Scrolling means just looking at what you see. This tool tracks your browsing activity and helps you find new content based on your history. However, Trakt is more than just a data collector. You can also connect with people around the world who have similar interests.
Trakt not only records what you’ve already seen, but also helps you create a watchlist of everything you want to see. You can add favorites to add-ons, but if the Kodi Trakt addon is enabled, your unique watchlist is automatically available to all add-ons. In other words: There is no need to maintain a separate list for each addon. Another advantage of Trakt is that you don’t need Kodi to create or maintain a watchlist. All you need is a device with an internet connection where you can go to Trakt.tv and log into your account.
And let’s not forget that Trakt is a cross-platform service and supports multiple applications. Anything retrieved from a device is synced to your Trakt account and available on all devices on which you use the service. Just make sure you are logged into Trakt under the same account on all devices.
How to install Trakt on Kodi
Now let’s see how to register with Trakt, how to install Trakt on Kodi and how to configure Trakt on Kodi.
Trakt is a freemium service. The free version of Trakt is funded by advertising. You can buy the premium VIP service without ads starting at $2.50 per month.
Register an account with Trakt.TV
You must first create an account on Trakt.tv. Your account keeps track of all the data you have synced with Kodi and other applications. Here are the steps to follow to register your account.
Step one: Visit https://www.trakt.tv from any computer or mobile browser. When the landing page loads, click on the Join Trakt for free link.
Step two: Enter your email address and choose a username and password.
Step three: Click on the Join Tract button to continue.
Message: You can also log in with your social media account, such as Twitter, Facebook or Google.
Step four: On the next page you will enter your personal details, including your name, place of residence, gender and date of birth.
Step 5: Click on Next Step.
Step six: Then you have to choose your favorite genres from the list. When you are finished, click Next Step.
Seventh step: On the next page you can add the movies and TV shows you have seen (or are watching). You don’t have to add anything. Click Next Step again.
Step 8: To share your activities on social media, click Connect next to the platform you want to use. If you don’t want to share your activities, don’t choose a social media platform. Press Next Step again
Step 9: To receive push notifications, select one of the available options. Press Continue to the dashboard to continue.
You have successfully registered with Tract Services and created an account. We will now learn how to install Trakt on Kodi.
Steps to install Trakt on Kodi
Trakt Kodi is part of the official Kodi extension repository. This means that this service is officially available in Kodi and you do not need to enable Unknown Sources.
The Kodi add-on repository comes pre-installed with Kodi.
Follow the steps below to get Tract for Kodi:
Step one: Make sure you are on the Kodi home screen. Now click on Add-ons in the left bar.
Step two: Then click on the open box icon (also called package installer) in the top left of the screen.
Step three: When the following options appear, click Install from Storage.
Step four: In the next window, click on Kodi Add-on Repository.
Message: If no third-party add-on repository is installed, the Kodi add-on repository will not appear here. Instead, the backup options open immediately (see the image in the next step). If you don’t see this repository, go to the next step.
As you can see, I have other repositories installed, which is why I listed the Kodi Add-on repository here.
Step 5: Then click on Software Add-ons.
Step six: Scroll down and press Tract.
You can also see the ‘Trakt.tv List Manager’; you do not need to install it.
Seventh step: Now click on Install in the lower right corner.
Message: For Kodi 18, a pop-up window will appear after you click Install. Click OK in this pop-up window
Step 8: Wait for the message Tract Add-on installed. It appears in the upper right corner.
Step 9: This will successfully install the Kodi Trakt addon. Now go back to the Kodi home screen and go to Add-ons> Software Add-ons. You can find the tract addon here
We will now learn how to configure Trakt on Kodi.
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To install Trakt on Kodi
You need to allow Tract in Kodi on two levels. First you need to configure the Trakt addon in Kodi. Second, you must register with Trakt for each addon separately.
Let’s take a look at both of them.
Trakt Kodi addon authorization
1. On the Kodi home screen, go to Add-ons > My Add-ons.
2. Then click on Add to program.
3. Press Tract.
4. Click on the Customize button at the bottom.
5. The Tract Settings window appears.
Message: You can also go to Add-ons > Software Add-ons on the Kodi home screen and right click on the Tract icon. When the pop-up menu appears, click Settings and the Settings – Traffic window will reopen.
6. In the Trakt Kodi settings window, make sure the General tab is selected on the left.
Click on the option How can I give the trakt addon access to my trakt.tv account?
7. A dialog box appears to authorize the traction account with a QR code and an alphanumeric activation code. You can integrate Trakt with any of them in Kodi.
If you are using the Trakt Mobile app, scan the code from the app and authorization is instant.
8. If you are using the Web Tract service, go to https://www.trakt.tv/activate. Log in with the tract account you created earlier and enter the code that appears in the Kodi window (see image below).
Click on Next.
9. Confirm your intention by clicking Yes on the next screen that asks Do you allow Trakt for Kodi to use your account?
10. After successfully activating Trakt on Kodi, you will see the following message.
11. Now go back to Kodi and reopen the tracing settings. If you have successfully activated Kodi with your Trakt account, you will see your Trakt account name above.
Authorize Trakt for each Kodi addon separately.
First, make sure you have one of the Kodi add-ons that supports Trakt (yes! not all add-ons support Trakt). Fortunately, most popular addons like Exodus Redux, Yoda, Exodus Trakt are supported.
To allow Trakt in Kodi at the add-in level
- Go to the Kodi home screen and select Add-ons > My Add-ons. Then click on Video Add-ons. Here you can see a list of all your video addons.
Click on the addon you want to integrate into Trakt. I choose Exodus.
- Press the Configure button on the next screen.
- Select the Accounts option from the left panel.
- Now click on Authorization… in the Tract area.
- A pop-up window will appear inviting you to go to https://trakt.tv/activate and enter the code displayed.
Continue to activate the add-on in the same way you previously authorized Trakt.
- Once logged in, you will see your flyer account name in the flyer area (see image below).
How to buy a premium account without ads Tract
If you want to work without advertising, you can sign up for one of the VIP plans. Tract has two VIP plans:
- 2.50 a month: With this plan, you have access to all VIP features
- Five dollars a month: With this plan, you get all the VIP features and executive producer credit.
To sign up for the VIP plan, log into your Trakt account at https://www.trakt.tv and click on the VIP link above. You can pay via PayPal or by credit/debit card.
Now that the Kodi Trakt addon is integrated with your Trakt account, you can start watching your favorite movies and TV shows. Trakt works in the background and synchronizes your actions without making any noise. However, you can also change the settings to receive a notification when there is tracking activity on Kodi. Trakt gradually learns your viewing habits and suggests movies and TV shows based on them. Go to https://www.trakt.tv to see everything Trakt has tracked for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enable Trakt on Kodi?
To enable Trakt on Kodi, first go to Settings > System Settings > Services > Trakt. How do I set up Trakt on Kodi? To set up Trakt on Kodi, go to Settings > System Settings > Services > Trakt. How do I set up Trakt on Kodi? To set up Trakt on Kodi, first go to Settings > System Settings > Services > Trakt. How do I set up Trakt on Kodi?
How do I set up a Trakt account?
Go to https://trakt.tv/signup/ and follow the instructions. How do I set up a TV Show? Go to https://trakt.tv/shows/ and click on the “Add a TV Show” button. How do I add a TV Show to my Trakt account? Go to https://trakt.tv/shows/ and click on the “Add a TV Show” button
How do I add Trakt list to Kodi library?
To add a Trakt list to your Kodi library, you will need to add the Trakt URL to your Kodi library. The Trakt URL for this list is https://www.trakt.tv/shows/battlestar-galactica-season-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13.