Elementum can use your Trakt.tv account to manage your Collection, Watchlist, and other lists directly on Kodi. This is especially helpful if you want to keep all your favorite shows and movies synchronized across all your devices.
In this guide, 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 first.
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 what you’re watching on TV.
Trakt can integrate with Kodi to help you organize and synchronize your favorites across devices. You can access Trakt using a browser, smartphone app, or directly on Kodi using add-ons.
Trakt offers a lot of features, in this guide we’re going to focus on two specific ones: Collection and Lists.
- To view your collection select Collection from the Profile Menu on the top-right corner.
- Use the Filter to select Shows or Movies.
- You can Sort the results by Title or Date.
- To view your lists select Lists from the Profile Menu on the top-right corner.
- Add new lists using the Add Lists button.
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.
- Use the buttons under each Show to Mark as watched, Add to Collection or Add to a List.
- You can search for specific shows or movies using the Search Box on the top-left corner.
- Click on Trending or Popular to explore new shows.
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.
Note: To open the Context Menu use C on the keyboard, long-press on touch devices, right-click with the mouse, or use the menu key on the remote.
How to use Trakt with Elementum
Authorizing Trakt will enable 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.
Refreshing the library can take a couple of minutes depending on the number of items in your collection or lists.