Saturday, 5 November 2016

Use Trakt.tv with Exodus on Kodi

Kodi is a fantastic home media system, and makes the decision to cut your cable much easier. Using Exodus with Kodi gives you access to pretty much every TV show and movie ever made for free, and with all the commercials edited out.

One of the complaints people have with Exodus is if they have more than one device the lists of things to watch doesn't sync.

Fortunately there is an easy way to take care of this problem. Head over to https://trakt.tv and sign up for a free account. Trakt is a service that will let you sync your watch lists to multiple devices.


When you log in to Trakt the menu bar at the top offers several choices.


To start with let's choose some TV shows. Click on the TV link on the left. You'll be taken to a screen with a list of many programs rated by popularity. For this example we'll assume you want to watch "The Big Bang Theory".

There are 3 icons below the picture of the show, click on the third one that looks like a list and select "Watchlist" from the pop-up menu.

Repeat this step for all shows you want to add to your regular viewing selections.

Don't worry if you don't see all the shows you want to add. If you scroll to the bottom of the page there is a search box, just type in the name of
the shows you want to add and repeat the "Add to watchlist" process for each show.

You can also use this process to add movies to your watchlist collection. Exodus is smart enough to maintain separate watchlists for movies and TV shows so it wont get too confusing.

You can create other lists for convenience. In my case I created a "Kids list" that contains all the shows my kids like to watch so I can find them quickly.

Once you have added all the tv shows and movies you want it's time to tell Exodus to use trakt.tv to sync your lists.

Open Exodus and do the following:
  • Select Tools
  • Select SETTINGS: Accounts
  • Select Trakt > Authorization...
  • You will get a popup asking you to visit a Trakt URL and input a PIN
  • From a computer, tablet, or smartphone log in to your trakt.tv account, enter the PIN, and choose "authorize Trakt"
  • You're done! Exodus will now use Trakt in the My Movies/My TV Shows section
You'll see "My Watchlist" entries in the My Movies/My TV Shows area. Clicking on that will open the list(s) you set up in trakt.tv

Repeat the process on any other devices you're running Exodus on.

Using trakt.tv is a really fast and easy way to set up your lists of shows you want to watch, and best of all it's free.

Trakt is really handy when you decide to upgrade your streaming box, no more manually having to recreate all your program lists once you plug in your new hardware, everything just follows you to the new device.

Now you can use the money you're saving by canceling your cable subscription to buy a bigger TV or a second device to run Kodi.

Happy surfing!

-The Home Geek





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