How to Set Up & Use Trakt on Kodi | Step-by-Step Updated Guide (2020)

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Trakt Kodi account is an important aspect of streaming and therefore, we will be helping you know more about it.

Trakt account logo

Trakt is an online tracking service which allows you to sync all of your favorite streaming with other operating devices. In short you can view your Firestick on your PC, Tablet, Phone by simply having a Trakt Account.

Just so You Know..

On various platforms you may come across the term scrobbling. ‘Srobbling’ here simply means that you can simply stay updated with whatever you are watching on other devices.

Apart from performing as a tracking tool, you also get to keep a record of whatever way you like you watch list. Based on what you watch you further get the content recommendations pop-up of stuff you may like.

Similarly the account will also help you create a watch list based on your browser list. Unlike other platforms you will not have to create your own watch lists manually. I mean, that is one hassle down.

The goodness keeps pouring in and by that we mean you would not need Kodi for your watch list maintenance. You simply need a device, and internet connection for that purpose.

Now here is a little tweak treat exclusively for Firestick Jailbreak readers.

It is not just about connecting to the similar content you watch but also, you get to connect to different people around the globe, who have same watching interests as you do.

This is a great perk for especially those, who are always looking for more count on gaming players.

One more thing! it is a multi-platform service and you can use it on other several apps too. You can ‘scrobble’ your watch lists to the synced devices, make sure you are signed in your main Trakt account.

Lets get started with Signing up with Trakt account on your Kodi

If you Sign up for the free services, you will have advertisement interruptions.If you want to steer clear of ad pop-ups then Trakt Kodi offer you Premium services as well, with customized price planning, starting from $2.50 a month.

Trakt Kodi Safety Integration

Based on our reader following we have come across some serious concerns which involves Trakt’s privacy concerns. We were asked to address it as soon as possible and this how our final verdict unfolded.

However before that, we will put forth some logical mind throbbing points we insist our readers to read.

  1. In case if Trakt was really that dangerous because of piracy concerns, why would there be a tight integration with the streaming add-ons?
  2. Trakt.tv from our personal experience has only been able to know about your watch list. It does not store any memory of, the location of download and whether the streaming content was illegal or not.
  3. There has been no reported cases where Trakt disclosed your streaming history to surveillance authorities.

However if you are still skeptical about your streaming safety then here is how you can tackle it.

The simplest way to do that is by simply making your account Private. This way whatever you stream will not be publicly displayed on their portals.
  1. Go to your Trakt Account.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. You can see a Private check box at the top of your Settings option. Check it and click on ‘Save’.

The second best and our recommended way is by hiding your IP by using a good VPN.

VPNs are an important investment to keep your streaming completely private. All of your traffic will be tunneled through a hidden server.

Attention FireStick Users: Important Notice Before You Continue Reading!

While most of you may or may not know, Governments and ISPs worldwide have a strict check on their users online activities. In case, any copyrighted content is found streaming, you can land into serious consequences which may be as severe as suspending of your online account. Please know, that your current IP is visible to everyone. We therefore urge you to get started with a reliable Firestick VPN immediately. This will help cover your identity via VPN’s multiple servers, while giving you the premium viewing experience.

IPVanish has been the fastest and most reliable secure VPN we have come across so far. Their servers are widespread and strictly secured. The VPN is very easy to install and user-friendly on every device including the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you are not sure about the app, it comes with a 7-day money back guarantee with a refund. IPVanish also has a very attractive deal in which, when paid for a whole year subscription you can avail 46% discount on your annual plan!

Register for IPVanish VPN, by clicking on the link

Our readers get an exclusive hefty discount, so make sure you are making the most of out it!
  • On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
  • Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
  • Click on ‘Download’.
  • Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
  • Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
  • Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.

Sign Up for Trakt Account first

Firstly access the Trakt account by going on the  https://www.trakt.tv link. You can do that from your PC or regular phone browser.

When you land on the opening page, click on the ‘Join Trakt for Free’ link.

trakt account for free

Enter in your details which is basically your email address,name and password.

Click on ‘Join Trakt’ option.

You get the option of signing-in from your other social media outlets. We will not encourage you to do so, since most of the times you may forget your password and will need to retrieve it later on.

trakt social media outlets

Make sure you have entered all of your personal details asked on the screen.

Click on Next Step.

trakt main screen

Next, the window pop ups and you get choose your favorite genres.

You can choose as many as you like, there is no limit to your favorite content approval.

Once you have chosen all of them click on ‘Next Step’.

trakt account genres

You can also proceed with adding in the current movies, shows or your watch list at the moment.

Or you can totally skip it and move forward.

In case you have selected to do so you can click on ‘Next Step’.

trakt kodi-account setup

You can also share you social activities through connecting to social accounts. That is another perk you get to have with Trakt Account.

Proceed with clicking on ‘Next Step’.

traft kodi-accounting setting up 2

If you want to receive the instant push notifications, you can simply navigate to the dashboard and click on ‘Continue to Dashboard’.

real time notifications- trakt account

Youa re all set to get started with your Trakt account.

Now that your account is all set and running, lets install it on Kodi.

Installing Trakt on Kodi

Good news for our readers, Trakt account is officially in Kodi Add-on Repository therefore you do not have to turn the Unknown Sources on option.

Please know the Kodi Repository comes pre-installed within Kodi so you do not have to look anywhere else.

For Trakt Kodi, follow the on screen instructions below without any skipping and you will be all set to get started instantly.

Fire up the Home Screen of Kodi and go to the option of Add-ons.

kodi add-ons

Now go to the box opening like icon on your left and click on it. This is the Package Installer.

package installer- trakt kodi

On the next page click on the option of Install from Repository.

install from repository

In the prompt, click on Kodi Add-on repository in the next window.

You get to see all of your installed repositories here under this option.

repositories list

Next click on ‘Program Add-ons’.

program addons-trakt account

You will see a number of apps and addons in the list, look for the option of Trakt.tv List Manager.

Once you see it, you simply have to click on the option. You do not have to install it.

program add-ons-trakt account

The app will open in front of you, with all of its little details. Click on the option of ‘Install’.

trakt kodi account

The installed notification will pop-up.

Trakt is successfully installed.

trakt account is installed

Navigate back to the option of Add-ons.

Further click on Program Add-ons.

You will see Trakt addon installed there.

trakt addon-kodi installation

You will need to authorize Trakt Kodi for two further steps.

One you will be authorizing Trakt Addon on Kodi. Second, you will be authorizing Trakt individually every time you use it with a Kodi Addon.

Lets start with authorizing Trakt Kodi Addon first.

Trakt Kodi Addon Authorization

Go to the Main Home screen and click on Add-ons.

Further click on My Add-ons.

kodi addons on home screen

Further click on ‘Program Add-ons’.

program add-ons

Click on Trakt.


Tap on the Configure button, which you can see at the bottom.

trakt account-configure

A small window will pop-up with the option of ‘Settings’.

settings pop up

Upon selecting the ‘Settings’, you will be taken to another window.

Select the General Tab on the left side.

On the options displayed in front of you click on ‘How do I authorize the trakt addon to access my trakt.tv account?’.

settings-trakt account

Moving ahead, a dialogue box will pop-up with a QR scan code along with an activation code.

You can use either of the two options for integrating Trakt to Kodi.

We suggest you use your phone for scanning purposes. The authorization will happen instantly.

trakt account scanning

You can also use the Trakt Account you have signed in with earlier. Add the code from the previous step.

Click further on ‘Continue’.

trakt account code

You will be asked ‘Allow Trakt for Kodi to use your account?’.

Click on Yes for confirmation.

trakt kodi- confirmation

Now go back to Kodi and navigate to Trakt Settings again.

After your account has been successfully activated you will be able to see Trakt account name on top.

trakt setting-authorization

Authorize Trakt for each Individual Kodi Addon

This may come off as a surprise but not all Kodi Addons are associated with your Trakt account. Fortunately, all popular Addons do support Trakt.

Lets start with one of them to authorize Trakt account.

Fire up your Kodi Home Screen and go to Add-ons.

Further click on Video Add-ons. You can see a list of video addons.

We will be using Exodus for demonstration purposes.


Click on ‘Configure’ button.

configure button

In the small window pop-up click on the option of Accounts.

accounts- trakt kodi account

Next, click on ‘Authorization…

authorization trakt kodi account

Likewise, you will be taken to the link (mentioned below) window, where you will be required to enter the code displayed.

Click on this link: https://trakt.tv/activate .

Enter the code.

Go ahead and authorize Trakt account the same way you have done previously.

trakt kodi authorization

Once you have the authorization step completed, you will see your account name in the Authorization…, section.

This how you get Trakt on your Kodi.

Get Premium Trakt Account Experience

What we demonstrated above was for free Trakt account experience. If you want to have ad-free streaming, then here is how you can achieve that.

Trakt officially offer two VIP plans:

  1. The Basic Plan: you get all the VIP features in $2.50 a month.
  2. The Premium Plan: you get all the features along with Executive Producer Credit in $5 a month only.

The VIP package offers:

  1. Advanced Filtering.
  2. Alexa Voice over and Integration
  3. No advertisements
  4. Regular Calendar Notifications

If you are interested to subscribe to any one of the plans, visit their official site and click on any of the VIP links available. The payment for the package will be done via Paypal or Credit/Debit Cards.

trakt kodi authorization

If you want to know how Trakt account works on its own, lets explore the Trakt a little.

Creating a Trakt Kodi Collection

First and foremost you should create a shortcut of the Trakt account on your Kodi, so that you can easily manage your movies and shows.

Go to Settings of Kodi.

kodi trakt settings

From the settings option, click on ‘Skin’.

In case you want to spice up your Kodi Layout, check out Kodi Skins.

kodi skin

In the Home Menu, select the option of Customize Main Menu option.

kodi home screen

Next in Movies option click on the + option as you can see in the picture below.

movie option-trakt kodi

Click on ‘Set label’.

trakt kodi-set label

You will now be asked to enter a title for your collection name.

We have typed here ‘All Trakt.tv Collections’.

all trakt collections

Proceed by clicking on OK.

Nope, you are not done as yet.

Keep reading!

Click on ‘Choose item from menu’.

trakt account for kodi

To get to your folder, all you have to do is go to Video Add-on option. As we have used Exodus for demonstration, click on ‘My Movies’ next.

Go to Collection now. In collection click on the option of ‘Create Menu item to here.

Your collection is all linked now.

creating collection

Trakt Kodi Value Added Perks!

Apart from the initial feature rich service it provides, you will notice sudden ease of interface in your streaming. Also you will notice that most of your previous content streaming is featured along with your account as well.

This way you will be able to have a better picture of where you stand with your favorite movies and shows.

Another best feature we really admired for our streaming satisfaction is the Updated schedule option you get exclusively with Trakt account. You get updated calendar of your upcoming shows and movies.

Trakt Kodi makes sure you do not miss on your shows again!

The reason why Trakt account is in good form is maybe because it is not coming in mobile application form. The device however functions very well on any other connected operating system.

You get to access all of your Trakt Kodi features even when you are away from home.

Our Final Thoughts

Trakt Kodi Addon has been working really well so far for us. While we stream and jump on from Addon to Addon, Trakt quietly runs for us in the background syncing all of our devices in good will.

We also get to modify all of our Trakt Kodi settings without restarting hassles.

We recommend you to have Trakt Kodi on your watch and allow it to track down your viewing routine to help you figure out your watchlists for later.

Hurry and go to https://www.trakt.tv  to get started on it immediately!

You might want to check out Real Debrid for your Kodi as well.

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