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 use it with Exodus. If you haven’t installed Exodus yet 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 watch. 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, here you’ll add your favorite shows and movies.

  1. To view your collection select “Collection” from the Profile Menu.
  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

 

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. On the Exodus Main Menu and select “Tools”. 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 down the code. 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 like 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 to 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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21 thoughts on “How to use Trakt with Exodus and Kodi

  • December 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm
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    It won’t let me select trakt in the indicator

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    • December 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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      you need to authorize trakt first to be able to select trakt indicators, sometimes the authentication process fails, try again and it should work.

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  • December 8, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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    Nevermind. I figured it out. Under the General tab after changing the indicator to Traktor, I scrolled down and enabled My Lists.

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  • December 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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    I’ve done the steps but Exodus doesn’t have a my TV category. I have the KODI No Limits build 3.0.

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  • November 28, 2016 at 7:04 pm
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    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/

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  • November 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    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.

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  • November 4, 2016 at 10:03 am
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    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!

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  • November 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm
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    When clicking authorization in exodus now, it doesn’t provide the code. The screen will flash and go back to the accounts page.

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  • October 31, 2016 at 8:38 am
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    How does one do that???

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

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  • October 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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    I already have a trakt account can I add it to Jodi, or do I have to make a new account

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  • October 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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    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!

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    • October 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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      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.

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      • November 4, 2016 at 11:53 am
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        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!

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  • October 12, 2016 at 11:38 am
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    This was so useful – thank you so much! Been hating searching for shows everytime but this makes life so much easier!

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  • September 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm
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    I did everything right but it won’t change on the indicators. It says local.

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    • September 30, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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      Hi, try to re-generate the authorization code on exodus and activate it again on trakt.

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  • September 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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    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?

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  • July 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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    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

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    • July 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm
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      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”.

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