TVmaze is a free user driven TV database curated by TV lovers all over the world. You can track your favorite shows from anywhere.
We provide an API that can be used by anyone or service like Kodi to retrieve TV Metadata, show/episode/cast images, and much more.
This add-on is installed from the Add-on browser located in Kodi as follows:
- Install from repository
- Information providers (v16 and higher)
- TV information
TVmaze is a TV Show scraper developed in Python by Roman V.M.
The TVmaze scraper accesses the following site to scrape your TV Shows, seasons and episodes:
- TVmaze - for metadata and some artwork
Scraper settings can be adjusted in three locations, each location having a different result. When adjusting the settings be mindful of where:
- 1. Kodi System Settings ▶ Add-ons ▶ Information Providers ▶ (Select Scraper)
- Scrapers are installed with default settings. Adjusting settings in this location sets the new default settings for your scraper. From this point on any source you change to use this scraper will use the new default settings. Existing sources are not changed
- If an existing source is already using this scraper, and you would like the new settings to take effect, change the source to use another scraper, save and answer no to updating the library. Then change the scraper back and the new default settings will be loaded for the source. See: Changing Scrapers
- Alternatively, use the next method.
- 2. Videos ▶ Files ▶ Source ▶ Context Menu ▶ Change Content ▶ Settings
- Changing settings at the source will affect that source only.
- 3. Videos ▶ Files ▶ Source ▶ Movie/TV Show folder ▶ Context Menu ▶ Change Content ▶ Settings
- Changing settings on the folder containing a movie or TV show will affect only that movie or TV show.
Note: Changing scraper settings does not change the metadata or artwork already in your library. Only items scraped after the setting changes will be affected.
- Preferred Episode Order
- Most TV shows will use the Default order. If you need to change order for a particular TV show, using method 3 detailed above is recommended.
- See next section for more details.
- Default Rating
- Select which provider to be used for scraping the default rating.
- Available options are TVmaze and IMDB
Some TV Shows are originally broadcast in one order (default order) but the order may be different when broadcasting in a different country (La Casa De Papel), or the DVD/Bluray release may have a different screening order (Firefly).
If these orders are available at TVmaze.com, then the orders can be accessed by the scraper.
- Locate the TV show at TVmaze and confirm that alternate orders are available (image 1)
- Confirm which order you require and ensure it matches your episode files
- In the scraper settings, select the same order. Use method 3 detailed above in Settings (image 2)
- Scrape as per normal.
Available Orders are:
- DVD/BluRay Release
- Country Premiere
- Streaming Premiere
- Broadcast Premiere
- English Language Premiere
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