Elementum is able to use your Trakt.tv account to manage your Collection, Watchlist and other lists directly on Kodi, this is specially helpful if you want to keep your all your favorite shows and movies synchronized across all your devices.
In this tutorial we’ll take a look at Trakt.tv and how to use it with Elementum. If you need help installing Elementum please read How to install Elementum on Kodi.
Quick Intro to Trakt
Trakt.tv is a free service that lets you organize your favorite TV shows and movies, it helps you to keep track of the things you’re watching on TV. Trakt integrates with a lot of popular media center software and you can use it from a browser or smart phone app. We are going to focus on two specific Trakt features: Collection and Lists.
Be aware that the Watchlist is a temporary list, this means that the movies and shows on this list will be automatically removed once they are marked as watched. On the other hand, the Collection and custom lists are persistent.
Try adding a couple of shows to your collection and check out the other features to familiarize yourself with Trakt, once you are ready switch back to Kodi.
Authorize Elementum with Trakt
Elementum can get access to your Trakt Collection, Watchlist and custom lists, to do this you must authorize Elementum to use your Trakt account.
How to use Trakt with Elementum
Authorizing Trakt will enabled new categories on Elementum’s TV Shows and Movies menu, use them to get access to your Collection, Watchlist and custom lists within Kodi.
Use the Calendars feature to view upcoming episodes of your shows. My Progress is like an automatic bookmarks list based on what you’ve watched.
Adding items to Trakt using Elementum
Elementum lets you manage items on your Trakt Collection and Watchlist.
The Context Menu will show options to remove the item if it’s already on Trakt.
[Optional] Import Trakt to the library using Elementum
Elementum can use your Trakt Collection, Watchlist and/or custom lists to populate the library. Items on your library will appear under the Movies and TV Shows tabs on the Home Screen. If you want Elementum to use the library please read Library Integration with Elementum Kodi addon.
If your library doesn’t populate restart Kodi and try to Update Trakt again. Refreshing the library can take a couple of minutes depending on the amount of items on your library.
Be aware that synchronizing items from user lists will sync all the items in all your custom lists, currently there’s no way to choose a specific list.