How to Install and Set Up Trakt on Kodi

We’ll learn how to install and configure Trakt on Kodi 18.9 and earlier versions in this article. Trakt is a third-party service that tracks your viewing habits and syncs them with your Trakt account. This guide’s method can be used on any Kodi-compatible device, such as a FireStick, a Windows PC, or an Android device.

 

What is Trakt on Kodi

Trakt is an online platform that syncs with Kodi and scrobbles your favourite movies and TV shows. Simply put, scrobbling means keeping track of what you’re watching. This tool keeps track of your viewing habits and recommends new content based on your preferences. Trakt, on the other hand, is more than just a record keeper. It also allows you to connect with people all over the world who have similar interests to you.

Trakt not only keeps track of what you’ve already seen, but it also assists you in creating a watchlist of everything you want to see. True, you can add favourites to addons, but when you use the Kodi Trakt addon, your single watchlist is made available to all addons. In other words, you don’t have to keep track of each addon’s list separately. Another advantage of Trakt is that it does not require Kodi to create or maintain a watchlist. All you need is a device with an internet connection and the ability to log in to your Trakt.tv account.

Not to mention the fact that Trakt is a multi-platform service with a variety of apps. Everything you scrobble on one device is synced with your Trakt account and accessible on all of the devices you use this service on. All you have to do now is make sure you’re signed into Trakt with the same account on all of your devices.

How to Install Trakt on Kodi

Let’s take a look at how to sign up for Trakt, how to install it on Kodi, and how to use it.

Trakt is a service that is available for free. Trakt’s free version is ad-supported. The ad-free, VIP premium service is available for $2.50 per month on all plans.

Sign Up for Trakt Account

To get started, you’ll need to create a Trakt.tv account. All of the data you’ve synced with Kodi and other apps will be saved in your account. The steps for creating an account are as follows.

Step 1: Open any computer or mobile browser and go to https://www.trakt.tv. When the landing page loads, click the link that says “Join Trakt for Free.”

 

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Step 2: Choose a username and password based on your email address.

Step 3: To continue, click the ‘Join Trakt’ button.

You can also sign up using a social media account such as Twitter, Facebook, or Google.

 

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Step 4: On the next page, fill in your personal information, including your Display Name, Location, Gender, and Date of Birth.

Step 5: Select ‘Next Step’ from the drop-down menu.

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Step 6: After that, you’ll want to choose your favourite genres from the list. Click ‘Next Step’ when you’re finished.

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Step 7: On the following page, you can list the movies and TV shows you’ve seen (or are currently watching). You have the option of not adding anything at all. Click ‘Next Step’ once more.

 

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Step 8: If you want to share your activities on social media, click the ‘Connect’ button next to the platform you want to use. Do not use any social media platform if you do not want to share your activities. One more time, click ‘Next Step.’

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Step 9: Choose one of the available options if you want to receive push notifications. To proceed, click ‘Continue to Dashboard.’

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You have successfully created an account and signed up for Trakt services. We’ll now look at how to set up Trakt on Kodi.

Steps to Install Trakt on Kodi

The official Kodi Add-on Repository includes Trakt Kodi. This means that this service is now available on Kodi, and you no longer need to enable Unknown Sources.

Kodi comes with a pre-installed add-on repository.

To get Trakt for Kodi, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Make sure you’re on Kodi’s home screen. Now, on the left panel/sidebar, select ‘Add-ons.’

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Step 2: Next, on the top left of the screen, click the open-box icon (also known as Package Installer).

 

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Step 3: Select ‘Install from repository’ from the list of options.

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Step 4: On the next window, select the ‘Kodi Add-on repository.’

You won’t see the ‘Kodi Add-on repository’ if you haven’t installed any additional third-party repositories. Instead, the repository options will be displayed right away (see the image in the next step). Go to the next step if you don’t see this repository.

As you can see, I have other repositories installed, so I’ve listed the ‘Kodi Add-on repository’ here.

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Step 5: Next, select ‘Program add-ons.’

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Step 6: Go to the bottom of the page and select ‘Trakt.’

There is no need to install ‘Trakt.tv List Manager’ if you see it

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Step 7: Now, on the bottom right, click ‘Install.’

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After clicking Install on Kodi 18, a popup will appear. On the popup, select OK.

Step 8: Wait for the notification that the Trakt Add-on has been installed. It will appear in the upper-right corner.

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Step 9: The Kodi Trakt addon has now been successfully installed. Return to the Kodi main screen and select Add-ons> Program Add-ons. This is where you’ll find the Trakt addon.

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We’ll now look at how to set up Trakt on Kodi.

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How to Set-Up Trakt on Kodi

On two levels, you’ll need to authorise Trakt on Kodi. You must first set up the Trakt addon on Kodi. Second, you’ll have to authorise Trakt for each addon separately.

Let’s take a look at each one separately.

Authorize The Trakt Kodi Addon

Go to Add-ons > Add-ons > Add-ons > Add-ons > Add-ons > Add-ons > Add-ons > Add-ons for me

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After that, go to ‘Program add-ons’.

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Click ‘Trakt’

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At the bottom of the page, click the ‘Configure’ button.

 

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The ‘Settings – Trakt’ window will appear.

Note: From the Kodi home screen, go to Add-ons > Program add-ons and right-click the Trakt icon. When the context menu appears, select ‘Settings,’ and the Settings – Trakt window will appear once more.

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Make sure the General tab is selected on the left side of the Trakt Kodi settings window.

Select the ‘How do I authorise the trakt addon to access my trakt.tv account?’ option.

 

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A QR scan code and an alphanumeric activation code will appear in the ‘Trakt Account Authorization’ dialogue box. You can use either to connect Trakt to Kodi.

If you’re using the Trakt mobile app, simply scan the code and the authorisation will be completed instantly.

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Go to https://www.trakt.tv/activate if you’re using the Trakt web service. Sign in with the Trakt account you made earlier and enter the code that appears in the Kodi window (see the image below)

Continue by clicking the ‘Continue’ button.

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On the next screen, which asks you to ‘Allow Trakt for Kodi to use your account?’ confirm your intent by clicking the ‘Yes’ button.

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When you have successfully activated Trakt on Kodi, you will receive the following notification.

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Return to Kodi and reopen the Trakt Settings window. When you’ve successfully activated Kodi with your Trakt account, your Trakt account name will appear at the top.

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Individually authorise Trakt on each Kodi addon.

To begin, make sure you have one of the Trakt-enabled Kodi add-ons installed (yes!). Trakt isn’t supported by all addons). Thankfully, Trakt is supported by the majority of popular addons, including Exodus Redux, Yoda, and Exodus.

So, here’s how you can authorise Trakt as an add-on on Kodi.

Navigate to Add-ons > My add-ons from the Kodi home screen. Next, select ‘Video add-ons.’ Here you’ll find a list of all your video addons.

Select the addon you want to integrate with Trakt by clicking on it. I’m going with Exodus.

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On the next screen, click the ‘Configure’ button.

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On the left panel, select the ‘Accounts’ option.

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Now, in the Trakt section, click ‘Authorization…’

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A pop-up window will appear, instructing you to go to https://trakt.tv/activate and enter the code displayed.

Proceed to activate the add-on in the same manner that you authorised Trakt earlier.

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When the authorisation is complete, your Trakt account name will appear in the Trakt section (see the image below)

 

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How to Buy The Ad-Free Premium Trakt Account

You can subscribe to one of the VIP plans to avoid seeing advertisements. Trakt offers two levels of VIP membership:

This plan costs $2.50 per month and gives you access to all VIP features.

$5 per month: This plan includes all VIP features as well as an Executive Producer Credit.

Log in to your Trakt account at h to subscribe to the VIP plan.

You can subscribe to one of the VIP plans to avoid seeing advertisements. Trakt offers two levels of VIP membership:

This plan costs $2.50 per month and gives you access to all VIP features.

$5 per month: This plan includes all VIP features as well as an Executive Producer Credit.

Log in to your Trakt account at https://www.trakt.tv and click the VIP link at the top of the page to subscribe to the VIP plan. Payments can be made via PayPal or credit/debit cards.

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Final Thoughts On How to Install and Set Up Trakt on Kodi

You can start watching your favorite movies and TV shows now that the Kodi Trakt addon is linked to your Trakt account. Trakt will quietly sync your activities in the background. However, you can change the settings to be notified whenever there is a Trakt activity on Kodi. Trakt will gradually learn your viewing habits and make recommendations for movies and TV shows based on your preferences. Review everything Trakt has tracked for you at https://www.trakt.tv.