How to Install Trakt.TV on Kodi – Trakt.TV Kodi Addon

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Are you bored and have no idea what to watch?  If so, you may want to consider setting up a Trakt.TV account.  Trakt.TV is a new multi-platform web service designed to help you discover shows and movies that you might like.  It doesn’t cost anything to create a Trakt.TV account, plus the Trakt.TV Kodi addon is pretty easy to setup and configure.  Read on to find out how to install Trakt.TV on Kodi.

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What is scrobbling?

Scrobbling occurs when a computer program or app tracks what you watch or listen to online.  Last.fm– a popular music scrobbler– was one of the very first scrobblers to go mainstream.  Trakt.TV does the same thing Last.fm does except instead of scrobbling music, it scrobbles movies and TV shows.


How to install Trakt.TV on Koi

The steps listed below steps will help you download and install the Trakt.tv addon from inside of Kodi.

  • Open kodi 
  • Select the system menu
  • Select addons
  • Select search, then type in trakt 
  • Select script — trakt, then install


How to connect Kodi to your Trakt.tv account

After installing the Trakt.TV addon, you should see a screen that looks like this:

  • Go to https://trakt.tv/activate and create a new account (or login if you’ve already registered).

  • Next, enter your Trakt QR code and then select yes to activate Trakt.TV on Kodi.

How to configure Trakt for Kodi

The best way to configure Trakt is to pull up its context menu.  You can open Trakt’s context menu by pressing the C key on your keyboard while hovering over the Trakt addon.

Note: If you’re using a Kodi remote, press the menu button instead.

Recommended configuration settings

  • Under exclusions, enable exclude live tv
  • Under scrobbling, enable all 4 choices
  • Under synchronize select the service section and enable every option listed there
  • Select rating and enable every option

Is Trakt.TV compatible with 3rd party Kodi addons?

Yes.  Quite a few movie and TV addons for Kodi are compatible with Trakt.TV.

Here’s how to add Exodus and SALTS streams to your Trakt.TV profile.

How to setup Trakt.TV for Exodus

  • Open exodus and pull up its tools menu
  • Select settings: accounts
  • Select trakt > authorization…
  • Trakt.TV will display a PIN and a link to an activation webpage
  • Open the webpage and enter the PIN to authorize Trakt.TV

How to setup Trakt.TV for SALTS

  • Open salts and pull up its settings menu
  • Select addon settings
  • Select trakt.tv
  • Select how do I authorize salts
  • Trakt.TV will display a PIN and a link to an activation webpage
  • Open the webpage and enter the PIN to authorize Trakt.TV
  • pogo

    Done all the above but cannot get to rate any shows or movies in Kodi 17. Worked fine in 16.1 and still works in SPMC but not Kodi 17.
    Could it be because I’m using Exodus or is there a problem with Kodi 17 and Trakt?

    • Sam Cook

      The problem is with 17.0 “Krypton”. I’d suggest reverting back to 16.1 until they fix the current issues related to third-party addons.