Do you want to track your Kodi contents and later access them? Here we will see How to Install and Setup Trakt for Kodi. This add-on will help in storing and keeping track of the movies, shows that you have watched on your Kodi system.
Starting from the core, Kodi is an open-source platform, which lets you watch online streaming content like movies, TV shows, music on higher display screens. It also allows playing video or audio files stored in a local storage too.
Addons are something that is necessary for the proper functioning of the Kodi system. Here the Trakt for Kodi is more of a plugin kind of thing, which runs in the background and helps in running some front end software.
Install and Setup Trakt for Kodi
The Trakt is capable of performing many tasks. It can help not only in keeping track of the watched contents on Kodi but also of other duties like searching for new shows and movies, discovering people with the similar interest as you and also giving ratings for a particular content.
The concept of scrobbling is used in this. This term means to keep track of the content that has been watched or listened to you. If you saw a movie on Kodi, and your system is linked with Trakt, then this movie name will be automatically stored on the Trakt.tv account.
Before starting with the installation, make sure you are running the latest version of the Kodi system. We will now check out the steps for installing the Trakt for Kodi:
- Start the Kodi application first.
- Click on the main tab SYSTEM, then Settings option in the sub-menu.
- Choose the Add-ons from the left pane.
- Then you have to click on Search option. Enter the name trakt and then click on Enter button.
- Select the Script-Trakt option displayed in the result page.
- Click on the Install option.
- You will be required to wait for some time till Trakt add-on enabled message is displayed on the screen.
The Trakt plugin is now enabled on Kodi.
Connect your Trakt Account with the Kodi system
After you have installed the Trakt plugin, you should get the steps on connecting your Kodi with your Trakt account. Still, if you don’t get this, nothing to worry! Go to the Configure option on Trakt.tv website in the add-on information screen, then opt for how to authorize choice.
Now getting into the steps:
- You will get an 8-digit code displayed on the screen.
- Now you need to visit the website https://trakt.tv/activate on another device like a laptop, mobile device. If you already are signed in on your Trakt account, you will be asked to enter the 8-digit code in that directly. Just enter the 8-digit code.
- You will be asked to give permission to the Trakt for Kodi to access your account. Click on Yes and then proceed.
- Now you need to return to your Kodi system after you get a success message for the linking task.
After you are done with this, you are required to configure the Kodi plugin.
Configure Kodi plugin
Now after you have done with successful linking of the Trakt account with Kodi, the Kodi system will reload and direct to the configuration screen. You will get a different category in this, which includes General, Exclusions, Scrobbling, Synchronize and also the Rating tab.
We will check out some brief on all these tabs here.
This tab displays the username of your Trakt account in the first row. In the next row you will find the option on how do I authorize, so using this you can switch the Trakt account with another. You don’t need to change anything here for this general tab.
Here you get the facility to exclude some content from being tracked to your Trakt account. You can eliminate Live TV, any HTTP sources that you don’t want the Trakt to monitor and store. For ex. you can save some kids channel if you don’t want to add them on your Trackt account.
Here you can enable/disable scrobbling of contents by your Trakt. By default, the scrobbling is on for movies and TV shows. Here you can enable the feature of notifying yourself if any data is being stored to your Trakt account.
Here you get the three services, which are Service, Movies, and TV Episodes. Inside the Service, you will find the sync notification to be displayed. In the Movies category, you will get the option to add or delete movies to/from the Trakt collection respectively. Similarly for the TV Episodes category.
Here you can enable the feature of rating a movie/television show after watching. Also, you can allow the utility of rating every playlist item. All the other settings related to the rating of content is included in this section.
Here you are ready to use the Trakt for Kodi application. Enjoy!
We are done with the article on How to Install and Setup Trakt for Kodi. We believe that this post helped you with setting up with this new functionality on Kodi. To get more updates on Kodi, keep visiting our page Kodi Addons!