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Kodi now has TVmaze as a TV information provider.

Hi everyone,

We're happy to announce that Kodi, now has TVmaze as an official TV information provider option.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is one of the biggest media centers. It's an open source application for streaming media content and completely free. 
It can play various types of media such as videos and music. The service doesn’t provide any of its own media. Instead, it catalogs locally saved files, dvds, cd's and other sources from the internet. More detailed info here (wikipedia).

Much like TVmaze, there is a large community of people contributing to the project. If you're a developer definitely check out what they are up to. Who knows, maybe you can help.

If you're not familiar with Kodi and would like to try it out, go to

Once you have Kodi installed, you'll have to select TVmaze as the TV data provider.
You can do that by following these steps:

  1. The home screen
  2. Add-ons
  3. Download
  4. Information providers (v16 and higher)
  5. TV information
  6. TV Maze
  7. Install

A big thanks goes out to Roman V.M. from Kodi for collaborating with us on this.

During the development it also became clear that we should expand on show image types. So we're now also providing show background images/banners and logo's/typography. More info on the guidelines can be found in the FAQ.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments and how we can continue to improve.

P.S: Bonus Desktop Background

Written by Jan at Oct 31, 2019


Jan posted 4 years ago

hi @Tron1978,

It will work on Kodi version 16 & up. I don't know the status of spmc but if i'm not mistaken development for it has stopped for almost 2 years now.

Tron1978 posted 4 years ago

Hi I'm currently using SPMC ( I know its no longer supported) but I'm not seeing this addon in the Kodi repo. You stated it needs to be version 16. Is that the kodi version? Or a repo version? Kinda confused why it wouldn't show up in the repo, regardless if I'm using SPMC/Kodi

adi_a12 posted 4 years ago

some step are missing,
for me, after select addons, goto downloads and after that goto information providers and then install tvmaze

Jan posted 4 years ago

@keepnpeace, good thing you found it then. :)

Could you let me know which steps you feel we've missed? I'll add them to blog.

keepnpeace posted 4 years ago

Missed a few steps in your instruction but found it. Splendid.

HaraldFauland posted 4 years ago

If i watch a show on kodi, it should mark it seen in tvmaze - now THAT would be a killerfeature!

JoEmme posted 4 years ago

Outstanding! Thank you! :)

markus posted 4 years ago

About time :)
Thanks for putting in the effort!

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