Learn from this step-by-step guide on what is TMDb Helper addon, and how to install working TMDb Helper addon on Kodi in 2020. Furthermore, the TMDb Helper integration with Trakt.tv account is much easier, thanks to the addon update, I’ll demonstrate that as well.
TMDb Helper (TheMovieDb Helper), developed by jurialmunkey, is a video addon from official Kodi repository. TheMovieDb Helper provides details about movies TV shows and actors from TMDb and a variety of featured lists for users to browse popular movies and TV shows.
Unlike most popular Kodi addons that provide evident pirating content, by default, movies and TV shows on TMDb Helper are only available for free in the form of trailers, or can only be watched with a premium Netflix or YouTube account. For security concerns, you only recommend users install TMDb Helper addon from the official source, which is official Kodi addon repository. Also, as long as you install TMDb Helper from the official Kodi repo, it is always completely safe and legal to watch any content on it.
TMDb Helper can also help to provide information and media (we'll get to that in a bit) from external sources. By using account API key, you can acquire database from OMDb and Fanart.tv as well. Moreover, a late update has added TMDb Helper with the support of Trakt.tv, allowing users to browse movie/tvshow info from the personalized Trakt lists on Kodi. That can be easily down with conventional Trakt token authentication from addon’s settings menu.
· Since Kodi prohibits the installation of third-party addon/repos by default for security issues, we need to set Kodi to allow installation from unknown sources to go on.
Step 1. Launch Kodi, from the main menu, click Add-ons from the left panel.
Step 2. Click on the box icon from upper side of the left panel.
Step 3. Click on Install from repository.
Step 4. Select Kodi Add-on repository.
Step 5. Click Video add-ons.
Step 6. Locate and select TheMovieDb Helper.
Step 7. Click Install from the lower-right side.
Step 8. Click OK to install dependencies.
Step 9. Wait until you can see a message saying TheMovieDb Helper Add-on installed.
Trakt.tv is a popular service that scrobbles audiences’ behaviors to offer personalized watchlists. The later versions of TMDb Helper addon has added with the support for simple Trakt playlists integration. In the following, I’ll show you how to integrate Trakt collection library with TMDb Helper to browse your Trakt playlists with TMDb Helper.
Step 1. Launch Kodi, go to Add-ons from the left panel.
Step 2. Locate TMDb Helper from Video Add-ons and right-click on it, then click Settings.
Step 3. Go to Accounts tab, and click Authenticate Trakt account… from the right side.
Step 4. Go to
https://trakt.tv/activate with your web browser, login with your Trakt account, and authenticate with the give code.
Step 5. The Trakt authentication is completed if you make it there.
As mentioned, TMDb Helper only supports playing movies and TV shows with Netflix or YouTube by default, which requires a subscription account for sure and does not sound too sweet in Kodi world. That is a major deficiency that needs to be fixed!
Fortunately, later version of TMDb Helper addon supports the integration with external addons that are already installed on your Kodi. These addons and can serve as a great TMDb Helper movies & TV shows player delivering excellent media stream while users taking advantage of the TMDb Helper browsing functionality.
Gap’s filled! And here’s how.
Step 1. Go to TMDb Helper Settings menu. Go to Players tab and click Update players from URL.
Step 2. Enter URL exactly
Step 3. Click Yes to download TMDb Helper players. Select Yes when asked to clear existing players
Apart from the usual categorization lists, many of the best Kodi addons in 2020 support playlists from various database websites including IMDB, OMDb, TMDb, etc. They can be effortlessly integrated with Kodi with your account API key, have a try on your own and enjoy your customized list for handy browsing!
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