IFTTT adds support for media tracker Trakt

Trakt comes to one of the largest internet automation platforms out there.
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IFTTT, one of the most well known internet automation platforms, has announced today that it has added Trakt as its latest partner. Thanks to this integration, you can now set up all sorts of IFTTT applets that make use of Trakt’s database of movies and TV shows, and automate the process of tracking what you watch and how you share that info.

Some example applets created by IFTTT include an alert that will recommend a random TV show for you to watch, or send you a push notification when someone is talking about a show you like. Because IFTTT connects to so many other things, you can even start using Trakt with Twitter to Tweet out your most watched movies from the past week, or use Alexa to “plan a date night” by having Trakt recommend a film and Yelp find you a nearby theater for it.

This addition to IFTTT’s repertoire stood out to me because, sadly, I’ve really dropped off in my media consumption these past few years. A peek at my Trakt account shows that I was once a more avid watcher of movies and TV shows, and was pretty diligent about keeping tabs on everything I viewed.

Perhaps creating some Trakt applets in IFTTT could get me back on course, as there’s a whole lot I’ve been meaning to catch up on (like everything in the MCU) and I find that social media accountability helps. Of course, this means that if you follow me on Twitter, you’re going to be seeing posts about everything I take in until the end of time. Sorry about that.

I’m going to play around with this Trakt integration inside IFTTT and see if I can’t come up with something that reminds me to take a break every once in a while, veg out, and watch some TV. If you’re interested in seeing how the two work together, Trakt support is currently up and running right now.