A lot of popular video addons are opting on using Trakt.tv instead of native library integration, which has its advantages, but it also means navigating through more menus to get to the show or movie you want to watch. In this tutorial we are going to use Aeon Nox 5, a powerful skin for Kodi, to create shortcuts to our favorite addons using custom menu items.
For demonstration purposes we are going use Exodus and Trakt to create a custom TV Shows menu item similar to the one available when using library integration. Keep in mind that you can add menu items for almost anything in Kodi including playlists, sources, commands and of course addons.
Before we begin you must have Exodus installed and linked to Trakt, you also need to install and activate the Aeon Nox 5 skin from Kodi’s official repository, check our guides on How to Install Exodus or Exodus and Trakt if you need any help, let’s begin.
Our custom menu item is ready and pointing to our Trakt TV Collection trough Exodus, now let’s add some sub-menu items for latest episodes, progress and history.
By default, Aeon Nox 5 can use a couple of widgets but most of them will only work with the library, we need some trakt capable widgets to go with our new custom menu item. There are two ways to do this.
You can use the Panel-Style Home Screen Widgets Mod by Warner306, it’ll add new beautiful widgets to Aeon Nox 5 and some of them can pull information from trakt, you need to replace and edit a couple of files to install it but the results are very pleasing.
If you want even more customization options try installing Aeon Nox 5 – SiLVO skin, a modded version of Aeon Nox 5 with new views and a lot of new features including custom widgets.
- Kodi Media Center official Site.
- Aeon Nox 5 thread on official Kodi forum.
- Panel-Style Home Screen Widgets Mod thread on official Kodi forum.
- Aeon Nox 5 – SiLVO thread on official Kodi forum.