Trakt is a handy platform for tracking your favorite movies and TV shows across different streaming services. This guide explains how to create a Trakt account, connect it to media centers like Kodi, and take full advantage of Trakt’s features.
What is Trakt and Why Use It?
Trakt helps you organize and track content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and thousands of other apps. With Trakt:
- Easily find movies and shows to watch
- See recommendations based on your viewing history
- Get notifications when new episodes of your favorite series are released
- Sync viewing progress across devices
- Create and share watchlists and ratings
The service integrates with various media centers and apps, including Kodi.
- Tracks what you are watching across apps
- Helps discover content to watch
- Syncs libraries across devices
- 100% free to use (paid VIP membership optional)
Creating a Trakt Account at trakt.tv/activate
Signing up for Trakt is simple:
- Go to trakt.tv/join
- Enter your email, choose a username and password
- Agree to the Terms of Service
- Click Join Trakt to complete
Or you can join using your Google or Facebook account in just one click.
Once you confirm your email address, you can explore Trakt’s features.
Tip: Trakt offers a paid VIP membership with additional benefits like no ads, more lists, and early access to new features. Learn more here.
Connecting Trakt to Kodi
To connect your Trakt account with Kodi:
- In Kodi, go to Add-ons > Get More
- Search for “trakt”
- Install the “Script – Trakt” add-on
- Accept any dependencies or additional add-ons
- Return to the main menu
- Go to Add-ons > My Add-ons > Video Add-ons
- Launch the Trakt add-on
You’ll see a unique 8-digit PIN code on your screen.
- In your browser, go to trakt.tv/activate
- Enter the PIN code and login to your Trakt account
- Click Accept to link your Trakt with Kodi
Once connected, Trakt will automatically track and sync everything you watch in Kodi.
Trakt Features for Kodi
With Trakt configured, you can:
- View your Watchlist in Kodi and mark shows watched
- Add movies and shows to new Custom Lists
- See Recommended content picked based on your libraries
- Sync Playback Progress so you never lose your place
- Get notifications when new episodes of your Followed Series air
- Track global stats on popular shows with Trending lists
- And much more!
Take some time to explore all that Trakt offers to enhance your Kodi experience. Finding and managing entertainment content has never been easier.
The Trakt integration transforms Kodi into a smarter media center tailored just for you. Sign up and connect it today!