How to authenticate or Link Your Trakt Account via

Hey there! Have you heard about Trakt before? It’s an awesome platform that helps you track, manage, and find movies and shows to watch across various streaming services.

In this beginner-friendly guide, I’ll explain exactly how to link your Trakt account so you can start enjoying its benefits.

What is Trakt and Why Link an Account?

Trakt isn’t a streaming service itself. Instead, it connects to services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more to give you control over tracking and managing your entertainment from one place.

Here are some of the handy things a linked Trakt account lets you do:

  • Keep track of shows you’re currently watching and your progress
  • Get notifications when new episodes of your favorite series are released
  • Discover new movie and TV recommendations personalized for your tastes
  • Build and organize custom watchlists and lists
  • Check out ratings, reviews, and more for titles

So while optional, linking Trakt supercharges your entertainment setup.

And the best part? It’s totally free! Trakt does offer optional paid “VIP” tiers with extra features, but a basic account is all you need to unlock the core functionality.

Step-By-Step Guide to Connecting Your Trakt Account at

Ready to get your Trakt profile connected? The process only takes about 5 minutes.

1. Create a Trakt Account

First things first, you’ll need to create your free Trakt account.

Enter your email, choose a username and password, agree to the terms, and hit Join Trakt.

2. Generate an Activation Code

Next, open the media app, addon, or streaming device you want to link Trakt to.

In the settings/configuration area, find the Connect to Trakt or Authentication section. There should be a 8-digit pin code or activation code displayed on screen.

(If you don’t see a code, double check your add-on supports Trakt or contact customer support.)

3. Enter Activation Code on Trakt Website via

Now, grab another internet-connected device like your phone, tablet, or computer.

Visit and when prompted enter the 8-digit code from Step 2 along with your Trakt login details.

This allows Trakt to link your profile to the media device.

4. Confirm Link and Enjoy!

Head back to your media app or addon, and you should now see your Trakt profile successfully connected!

Start tracking your shows, building custom lists, getting personalized recommendations, and more. Have fun with it!

Linking Trakt to Kodi (Optional)

If you use Kodi media center, linking your Trakt profile is just as easy. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. In Kodi, search for and install the Trakt script add-on
  2. An activation code will appear on your screen
  3. Visit to enter this code and link your account
  4. Confirm Trakt connects successfully within Kodi

And that’s all there is to it! Over to you to start exploring everything a linked Trakt account has to offer. Enjoy!