SALTS is heavily integrated with Trakt, if you really want to use this addon to the fullest you are going to need a Trakt.tv account. Stream All The Sources can access and manage you Trakt collection and lists straight from Kodi.

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 smart phone. 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-right corner.
  2. Use the Filter to select Shows or Movies.
  3. You can Sort 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.

 

SALTS and Trakt

Let’s set up SALTS to use the Trakt.tv service, open Kodi and navigate to SALTS Main Menu.

1. Select Settings on the SALTS Main Menu. SALTS Stream All The Sources settings
2. Click on Authorize SALTS to access my trakt.tv accountAuthorize SALTS to access my trakt.tv account
3. You’ll see an authorization code, write it down. entering authorization code for Trakt on SALTS
4. On a Web Browser and go to http://trakt.tv/activate, login with your Trakt account and enter the authorization code. trakt.tv authorization for SALTS on Kodi
5. Go back to Kodi and select Add-on Settingsaddon settings option in SALTS for Kodi
6. Select the Trakt.tv tab, enable Use Trakt Bookmarks to synchronize resume point across devices. trakt settings on salts kodi addon

 

Now that your trakt account and SALTS are linked, you can access your collection and lists from Kodi directly.

7. Select TV ShowsTV shows category on SALTS kodi addon
8. Scroll down and select My TV Shows CollectionMy Watchlist or My lists to access your Trakt content.Trakt options on SALTS Kodi addon

 

To add content to your Trakt account you must first find a Movie or TV show, in this example we’ll select an item from SALTS -> TV Shows -> Popular TV Shows.

9. Use the Context Menu to add items to your Trakt collection or lists. (Open the Context Menu using the C key, long-pressing or right-clicking on an item). SALTS trakt options on Kodi context menu

 

Activate your Trakt account on all your devices with Kodi and SALTS to keep them synchronized. If you want to use subtitles with SALTS check our tutorial on how to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi.

 

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Crystal Thomas
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At step #8 if you plan to use this for movies make sure you activate Include Movies?. This is the second time I’ve started over and realized I couldn’t get movies to sync with the library and couldn’t remember how I fixed it the last time. I haven’t been able to find this info anywhere else so hope it helps someone.

Mike Ward
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I have some shows I would like to remove. I delete them in Kodi but when Library updates Trakt reinstalls. I went to Trakt, removed from collection AND watchlist. Removed from Kodi. TRAKT reinstalls when Library Updates. Using android so there is not a right click remove from TRAKT option in Kodi. Help, please.

sasha
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I found it now but it keeps saying error.

sasha
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When I went to video and then add ons all am seeing are a list of countries instead of the option stated above.

Jo
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I am not able to get SALTS to sync with Trakt

jimbo
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is there a way to change the subsriptionslist?
cheers

Tolu
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I have 4 items in my Trackt.TV SubscriptionList but when I first go on the page it says that I only have 2 items. It is only when I enter the SubscriptionList that it shows all 4 items.

This means that when I go into my Kodi and My Subscriptions, it also only has 2 items despite me manually updating the Subscription run.

I have also noticed on my TV Shows menu, it only has 3 items.

Can anyone help?

afc999
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Nevermind…just activated / authorized trakt tv for the fourth time with SALTS and it looks as though it’s good to go now…I have the full list.

afc999
Guest

Very confused. When I click on TV Show on SALTS, the first five items on the list are the same as listed above, but then (after [hulkhorgen] IMDB, etc), all I have on the list is this:
Other Lists
General Calendar
Premiere Calendar
Search
Recent Searches
Saved Searches
………..

It have NONE of these:
Recommended TV Shows
My TV Show Collection
My Favorites
My Subscriptions
My Watchlist
My Lists
Liked LIsts

Any idea what I need to do to update/upgrade/change this list?…it’s not very useful…thx much…jt

Kyle D
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In Step # 12 “be aware that Trakt will automatically remove watched episodes from the default watchlist, it’s recommended that you create a separate list for your subscriptions”

I initially used the default Watchlist for testing reasons, but now I can’t figure out how to change it. Personally, I think it’s okay if it deletes episodes as I watch them, but for future reference, is there a way to change this list now that it’s already been specified?

Brian M
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Thanks, but not sure I quite follow it all 🙂 However, using “subscribe” seems to have things syncing between my 2 systems and Trakt.

Now, I have noticed that streaming at certain times of the day causes interruptions in playback. The download option seems like something to explore. I have “Show download option” selected, but I can’t seem to find this option anywhere. Are you able to direct? Thank you.

Tex
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Hi Brian – Did you ever find the DOWNLOAD option for each stream ?

Brian M
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Part 2 of this document has us “Add to Library”. I think this is what caused my problem. Since then, I have “Subscribed”, and it seems to be working with Trakt. I am unclear of the difference between “Add to Library”, “Subscribe” and “Add to Collection”. If possible could you please explain how each of these works with SALTS and Trakt?

HowToMediaCenter
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Sometimes SALTS can be confusing with so many options.
Use “Add to library” to add items to your local library without adding them to Trakt.
“Subscribe” will add the item to your Tratk List and in consequence it will also be added to the library. To use subscribe you must first select a Trakt List to hold all your items as shown on step 10.
Remember that items added by either method will only appear on your library after the next Subscription Update. You can force a subscription update by using the “Update Subscriptions” option on “My Subscriptions” or by restarting Kodi.
“Add to Collection” will add the item to your Trakt Collection. Since SALTS uses Trakt Lists for library synchronization, adding an item to your collection should not affect your library.

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