Exodus is one of the most popular video addons for Kodi Media Center, it has a great set of sources and a wonderful user interface but there is no library integration or favorites list. Instead, Exodus uses the Trakt.tv service to keep track of your TV shows and movies.

In this tutorial we are going to take a look at Trakt.tv and how to use it with Exodus. If you haven’t installed Exodus, read our guide on How to install Exodus on Kodi and come back here when you are ready. You’ll also need a Trakt.tv account, go ahead and create one now, it’s free.

 

Quick Intro to Trakt

Trakt.tv is a free service that let’s you organize your favorite TV shows and movies and keep track of what you’re watching. It integrates with a lot of popular media center software and you can use it from your browser or smartphone. We are going to focus on two specific Trakt features: Collection and Lists.

The Collection: it’s similar to the library on kodi, here you’ll add your favorite shows and movies.

  1. To view your collection select “Collection” from the Profile Menu on the top-left corner.
  2. Use the Filter to select Shows or Movies.
  3. You can order the results by Title or date.

Trakt.tv collection sorted by TV show title

Lists: You can create your own custom lists here, Trakt comes with a default Watchlist you can use to add all the shows and movies you’d like to check out.

  1. To view your lists select “Lists” from the Profile Menu.
  2. Add new lists using the “Add Lists” button.

Trakt lists on user profile

To add a show to your collection using Trakt.tv select “TV” from the Top Menu and click on the green book button located under the image of your preferred show.

  1. Use the buttons under each Show to “Mark as watched”, “Add to Collection” or “Add to a List”.
  2. You can search for specific shows or movies using the search box.
  3. Click on Trending or Popular to explore new shows.

Adding tv show to collection using Trakt.tv

 

Be aware that the Watchlist is meant to be 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 let’s switch to Kodi.

 

Exodus and Trakt

Now let’s configure Exodus to use Trakt, open Kodi and navigate to Exodus Main Menu.

1. Select “Tools” on the Exodus Main Menu. Tools option on Exodus addon for Kodi
2. Then click on “SETTINGS: Accounts”. Account setting on Exodus
3. Select “Authorization” under Trakt. Setting trakt account on Exodus Kodi Addon
4. Exodus will generate an authorization code, write it down. Trakt Authorization code for Exodus
5. Now go to http://trakt.tv/activate/, enter the code and confirm.enter exodus authorization code on trakt website
6. Back in Kodi select the “General” tab, change Indicators to “Trakt” and press “OK” to confirm. seting exodus indicators to trakt
7. Now go back to Exodus Main Menu and select “My TV Shows”. My Lists on Exodus for Kodi
8. You can get access to your Trakt collection and lists from here. “Progress” acts as a bookmark for your shows and “Episodes” will show you the newest episode of each show on your collection or lists.Trakt features on Exodus for Kodi
9. To manage Trakt within Exodus open the Context Menu and select “Trakt Manager”. Exodus Trakt Manager
10. You can add or remove items from your Collection and Lists using the Trakt Manager. Add to Collection using Exodus Trakt Manager

 

Activate your Trakt account on all your devices with Kodi and Exodus to keep them synchronized.

If you’ve used Exodus for a while you’ll probably have a lot of items already marked as watched on Kodi, Exodus will only synchronize the items you play after setting indicators to Trakt. To sync everything you need to install the official Trakt addon on “Kodi Add-on Repository” > “Program add-ons”.
The official Trakt addon will automatically scrobble Kodi and synchronize all watched items, it’ll also let you rate the shows and movies you after you watch them.

You might want to use a customizable skin and simulate library integration style menus to get access to your Trakt collection directly from the home screen. Check our guides on how to create custom menu items with Amber, Aeon Nox or Estuary Mod.

 

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CPS
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Please can someone help me, I am trying to stop an episode in my bedroom and resume it on another system in my lounge, but it doesnt let me resume on another system, only let me resume on the system i originally stopped it on..,i have tried to change settings, but still nothing…Is it possible to resume on another system, and if so how ?

Thank you

Channa
Guest

My series collection on exodus won’t open anymore, removed trakt and installed it again, but nothing! Don’t know what to do anymore and why it doesn’t work.

Julie
Guest

Also..it looks like trakt is not synced with my tv shows anymore. I always put a check next to my “watched” shows…and those are all missing now. Plus, the providers all seem to be different.

Julie
Guest

Exodus used to list my tv show collection alphabetically. Today it started to sort by date instead. How can I fix it back? I went to the Trakt website and signed in and chose “title” for sorting, but on my TV it still sorts by date. Please help.

Brad
Guest

Has anyone said what update caused the Trakt collection list to stop sorting by the name of TV show’s ? It is very hard to browse or search when I was able to just go down the list alphabetically to get to a show I wanted to watch. Is there a new feature added that we can change the Trakt sort in Exodus? There is a panel on the left that says ascending – descending but it has no affect on the Trakt list. I am running Kodi 17 and everything is up to date.

Mike
Guest

Mine is going the same. Really annoying. Hopefully someone can shed some light on how to fix it

Ando
Guest

I’ve found that you can manually move TV Shows around in the list and they will maintain position. Not too handy when you have 100+ shows in a list, but at least you can put the currently airing shows at the top until a fix/work around has been made

Kim
Guest

My collection no longer opens in exodus, i’ve tried to reconnect my trakt account and update exodus but it did not work. My trakt account still shows my collection but nothing opens when I select it on exodus. Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

Jon
Guest

Clear Exodus cache in Tools section.

Ando
Guest
Hey Kim, I had the same issue today, after hours of messing around, I found that if you change the name of your list in your trakt.tv account then reload your lists in Exodus, it should for. For example, my TV Show list was called ‘TV Shows’ I changed it to ‘TV Show’ and when I went back into exodus it worked. I was then able to change it back to ‘TV Shows’ on Trakt.tv and it still worked. Its maybe a bug and changing the name resets the link or something. Although, you may now find that your list… Read more »
Jim
Guest

The context menu is still there. To add a TV show, simply hold down on the show name or icon to get the context menu (on a tablet) or right click with a mouse on a laptop . Select Trakt Manager, and then Add to Collection.

Jim
Guest

Right click your mouse on a movie or tv show to get the Context Menu. The Trakt.tv Manager is there

Jennifer
Guest

I am unable to locate Trakt.tv Manager to edit my Lists? Not sure what is meant by Context Menu and whatever I press does not give me the Trakt.tv Manager option.

KENDRA PAGE HAMPTON
Guest

because on the left when you are in an app lets say you are in EXODUS
you press left or move your mouse left in the app a list pops up once its up you then can move down that list and it will say HIDE WATCHED if you un select that button all the tv shows will reappear on the shows you have watched hope this helps

Phoenix Rob
Guest

It won’t let me select trakt in the indicator

HowToMediaCenter
Guest

you need to authorize trakt first to be able to select trakt indicators, sometimes the authentication process fails, try again and it should work.

Cynthia
Guest

Nevermind. I figured it out. Under the General tab after changing the indicator to Traktor, I scrolled down and enabled My Lists.

Cynthia
Guest

I’ve done the steps but Exodus doesn’t have a my TV category. I have the KODI No Limits build 3.0.

Julius
Guest

Hi. Please check Tools>General and at the very bottom Enable “My List”.

bornagainstvape
Guest

Did the context menu disappear in Exodus after upgrading to Kodi 17? I cannot find it anywhere. I want to click ADD TO COLLECTION for my shows and I cannot seem to do it. Any ideas/

Mike
Guest

My issue is that when I check off an entire season that I watched in exodus by selecting watched in trakt is checks off all of the other seasons. So I said ok, I will just check individual episodes and it doesn’t check off the entire season when I check all of the episodes. Does anyone have an idea why this is? If I watch an episode it checks it off just fine.

James Maroney
Guest

I had so many problems with Kodi and trakt working together. Exodus still showed TV shows and movies that I had deleted via my trakt account, and trakt is an unfriendly pain in the ass. I ended up uninstalling trakt, Exodus, and Kodi and started fresh. I will never touch trakt again!

Allen Gresham
Guest

When clicking authorization in exodus now, it doesn’t provide the code. The screen will flash and go back to the accounts page.

James Maroney
Guest

How does one do that???

I sense great potential with Exodus and trakt, but both are SO unintuitive!!

Kaitlyn Farren
Guest

I already have a trakt account can I add it to Jodi, or do I have to make a new account

HowToMediaCenter
Guest

Hi, you can definitely use your existing trakt account.

Lily2
Guest

Hi everyone !
I have a little problems with kodi and trakt tv.
Before, when I see one episode of my series, the episodes are tick but it was possible to review if I want.
Now, I dont understand why every time I saw a episode, it disappears of my list!
If you are a solution, please help me!!!!
Thank you so much!

HowToMediaCenter
Guest

Are you using trakt’s default watchlist? episodes will be removed from the default watchlist when marked as watched. To avoid this behavior create a new list and use that one instead.

Lily2
Guest

Thanks for you answer ! I dont know if is the trakt’s default watchlist, how I can check this? I m so sorry, I m very bad in computing !
I test this: I remove all my tv show ( ex: the walking dead, all episodes all remove) and add again my épisode. But it’s the same thing! When I see a episode, it is tick, it is remove !
Thanks you so much!!!
Have a good week-end!

thejoyofanonymity
Guest

This was so useful – thank you so much! Been hating searching for shows everytime but this makes life so much easier!

Tom brook
Guest

I did everything right but it won’t change on the indicators. It says local.

HowToMediaCenter
Guest

Hi, try to re-generate the authorization code on exodus and activate it again on trakt.

Fran
Guest

This is a life saver. I was so tired of “finding” the show I wanted to watch everytime. Quick question…if multiple ppl are using the same Kodi/exodus, can multiple trakt account be synced?

Trina
Guest

Ugh worked great before, now I have lost everything I had in my lists and although it is showing as successful when I re add shows, my lists are showing as empty still

HowToMediaCenter
Guest

There were some changes to the menu in the last Exodus update, if you can’t access My Lists go to “Tools” and select “Exodus: clear cache” and “Exodus: Clear Providers”. Restart Kodi and you should now see “My Movies” and “My TV Shows” instead of “My lists”.

HereIsTom
Guest

Thanks for the guide!

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