How to install TheMovieDb Helper on Kodi [2023]

TMDb Helper is an add-on that provides Kodi with information about movies and TV shows from the TheMovieDb website, organized in many useful lists, with search capability and the ability to create custom lists using filters.

This add-on is a combination of OpenMeta and OpenInfo and it serves many purposes. It offers widgets that can be used with customizable skins to personalize your home screen. TheMovieDb Helper can also interact with other installed add-ons, letting you choose which add-on to use when playing content.

You can think of TheMovieDb Helper as a centralized menu for all your installed add-ons. Instead of browsing many menus on different add-ons, you can use TheMovieDb Helper to find the content first and choose the add-on later. And, if you use customizable skins, you can create your own widgets.

TheMovieDb Hepler can use your account to access your collection, lists, suggestions, and other Trakt features. It can also integrate with the library.

In this guide, we’re going to install TheMovieDb Helper on Kodi using its official source. This add-on is also available on Kodi’s official repository, but we recommend using the official source to get the latest version. Let’s begin!

1. Installing TMDb Helper on Kodi

If this is the first time you install add-ons on Kodi, you’ll have to allow the installation of unofficial add-ons. Please read How to allow 3rd-party add-ons on Kodi and come back here when you’re ready.

1.1. Install Jurialmunkey’s Repository

Let’s add a link to TheMovieDb Helper’s official source on Jurialmunkey’s GitHub page, this will allow us to download the repository zip file directly on Kodi.

1. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the screen to open the Settings menu.
Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

2. Select File Manager
Kodi File Manager on System menu

3. Press Add Source
adding source using file manager on kodi

4. Enter on the top box and repository.jurialmunkey on the bottom one. Press OK to add the source. 
adding a link to TMDb Helper source on Kodi

Let’s use the newly added link to download the repository.

5. Go back to the Settings menu and this time select Add-ons
Kodi Add-on Browser on System Menu

6. Press Install from zip file
install kodi add-on from zip file

You’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

7. Select repository.jurialmunkey
selecting TMDb Helper's source

8. Click on to install the repository. 
installing repository jurialmunkey on kodi

1.2. Install TheMovieDb Helper add-on

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to download and install the add-on.

9. Now press Install from repository
Install add-on from repository on Kodi

10. Select jurialmunkey Alpha Repository
opening jurialmunkey repository

11. Select Video add-ons
video add-ons category on jurialmunkey repo

12. Click on TheMovieDb Helper
select TheMovieDb Helper on jurialmunkey repository

13. Press the Install button and wait for the process to finish. 
press the button to install TheMovieDb Helper on Kodi

14. Go back to the Home Screen, you should now see a shortcut to TheMovieDb Helper on the Add-ons tab. 
TheMovieDb Helper Kodi add-on

Now that TheMovieDb Helper is installed on Kodi, we are going to install the players’ package that will allow it to interact with other add-ons. If you’ve already installed your favorite add-ons, you’re almost done! If you haven’t installed them yet, don’t worry, you can install them later.

2. Adding Players to TheMovieDb Helper

TheMovieDb Helper uses small scripts called players to interact with other add-ons. Installing the players’ package will allow you to choose which add-on to use when selecting a movie or TV show on TMDb Helper.

1. Open the add-on and select Settings
TMDb main menu, the Settings category is selected

2. Select the Players tab from the list on the left and press Update Players from URL
installing TheMovieDb players from URL

3. Enter and press OK
enter the URL to download the players' package

4. Press Yes to download and install the Players. 
confirm to install TheMovieDb Players on Kodi

You’ll be prompted to clear the existing players, press Yes to confirm. If everything went correctly, you should see a success message.

If you haven’t installed your favorite add-ons yet, this is a good time to do it. Remember to open each installed add-on at least once to allow them to finish their setup process, otherwise, TMDb Helper might fail to interact with the newly installed add-ons.

Please check out our up-to-date list of The best Kodi add-ons for suggestions.

3. Playing content with TheMovieDb Helper

By now, you should have TMDb Helper installed alongside your other Kodi add-ons, It’s time to play some content.

1. Open TMDb Helper and use the menu to select a movie or TV show. 
TheMovieDb Helper Main Menu

Once you made your selection, you’ll see a list of available add-ons.

2. Pick an add-on from the list to start scraping for sources and play the selected video. 
choose one of the installed add-ons to play the video

4. Set up Trakt with TMDb Helper is a free service that allows you to create your collection of favorite movies and TV shows online, so you can track your watched episodes. It also features custom playlists and personalized suggestions.

Using a Trakt account is a great way to keep all your devices synchronized. TheMovieDb Helper allows you to get access to your Trakt collection and playlists.

To use your Trakt account with TMDb Helper, visit the website, log in with your account and follow these steps:

1. Open the add-on and select Settings
TMDb main menu, the Settings category is selected

2. Make sure the Trakt tab is selected and press Authenticate Trakt account…
Authenticating Trakt account with TheMovieDb Helper

3. Copy the authentication code
copy the trakt authentication code

4. Using a web browser, go to and enter the authentication code. (You must be logged in to with your account).activate kodi addon on

5. Press Yes to allow TheMovieDb Helper to use your Trakt account.authorize tmdb helper on trakt

6. Back in Kodi, Open the add-on and select Trakt on TMDb Helper’s main menu.using Trakt with TMDb Helper

7. You can now access your Trakt Collection, lists, and personalized recommendations.list of trakt options

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  • 2 days ago

    In Part 2- Step #1: I do not have the “settings” cog appearing under MDblist. Any idea why?


    • 2 days ago

      Hi, are you using a custom skin? Sometimes skins have problems when scrolling through menus.
      An alternative way to access the TMDBHelper’s settings is going to Kodi’s main menu, select the Add-ons tab, highlight TheMovieDb Helper (do not click it) and open the context menu by long-pressing on the remote control or pressing C on the keyboard, then select Settings.

  • 6 months ago

    For some reason when I type in that link into the update players from URL section, click yes to download and yes to clear existing players…. it says successful, 74 add ons added. BUT when I go to configure my players, none of them are added it’s still the same defaulted players that don’t work. I’ve done this step several times in case I’ve missed some thing I even changed the link from HTTP to HTTPS hoping that that would’ve made the difference and still nothing. Any ideas why I can’t add players to tmdb helper? Of course, when I try to play a movie/TV show The list of players option shows up for me to choose from but it’s still the same defaulted players even after I’ve done this step. It’s very frustrating, not knowing what the issue is.

    • 2 months ago

      Was hoping you got some feedback. I keep getting told the url is invalid… checked spelling 100 times

      • 2 months ago

        Hi! I just checked both repository and players URLs and they seem to be working correctly. Make sure there are no extra spaces at the beginning or the end of the URL.

  • 8 months ago

    Thanks so much

  • 2 years ago

    When looking at the tv or movie menu it defaults to list. I can move left and choose media info. How do I make media info the default?