How to install TheMovieDb Helper on Kodi [Dec 2022]

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 Trakt.tv 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 https://jurialmunkey.github.io/repository.jurialmunkey/ 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

On Kodi 19, 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 repository.jurialmunkey-x.x.zip 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. Highlight (do not press) TheMovieDb Helper, open the Context Menu, and select Settings
Opening TMDb Helper settings using the Context Menu

(Note: To open the Context Menu you can press the menu key on the remote, C key on keyboard, right-click on the mouse or long-press on touch devices)

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

3. Enter http://bit.ly/tmdbplayers 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

Trakt.tv 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 Trakt.tv website, log in with your account and follow these steps:

1. Highlight TheMovieDb Helper, open the Context Menu and select Settings
open TheMovieDb Helper settings using the Context Menu

(Note: To open the Context Menu you can press the menu key on the remote, C key on keyboard, right-click on the mouse or long-press on touch devices)

2. Make sure the Accounts tab is selected and press Authenticate Trakt account… (You can also enable Get watched indicators from Trakt to synchronize your watched status online)
Authenticating Trakt account with TheMovieDb Helper

3. Copy the authentication code
copy the trakt authentication code

4. Using a web browser go to https://trakt.tv/activate and enter the authentication code. (You must be logged in to Trakt.tv with your account).activate kodi addon on trakt.tv

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. Now can access your Trakt Collection, lists, and personalized recommendations.list of trakt options

If you want to use subtitles with your add-ons please read How to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi.

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  • 1 year 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?

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