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IFTTT playback status and scrobble triggers

I would really like to IFTTT triggers such as:

- Movie playback started
- Movie playback paused
- Movie playback resumed
- Movie playback finished
- Movie scrobbled
- TV ep playback started
- TV ep playback paused
- TV ep playback resumed
- TV ep playback finished
- TV ep scrobbled

These could be used for all sorts of things such as triggering Hue lights to dim/turn off/turn on etc. during movie playback. Or adding the name of movies I watched together with the date I watched them to a Google spreadsheet.

Any chance this might happen?

I know there are RSS feeds but they do not work very well and don't provide these features.

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Olly Stedall shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Long Term  ·  AdminJustin Nemeth (CEO / Founder, trakt) responded  · 

I love the idea, but its going to take IFTTT wanting to do a deeper integration with Trakt. I’ve reached out a few times before, but maybe if users also message them it will get more traction.


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  • Leo Bernard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any update on this? If IFTTT doesn't work, is there a way to configure a webhook or something to get real-time updates on which show I'm currently playing? :)

  • Corey Myers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've added a suggestion to add on IFTTT. this is what I put in the suggestion:
    "If I could use google assistant to apply ratings to movies and shows in trakt. Or apply comments to shows from my couch. Or add movies to my collection. Or add a movie to my watched list and rate it as soon as I exit the theatre. Or add a movie to my watchlist automatically when there is an article written about it on one of my favourite news apps. Or dim the lights when I start watching a show. Or change the lighting to a certain colour depending on the type of show I am watching. The possibilities are endless."

  • canadrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Could you not implement this easily via the Maker channel? Like just have us create a specific Maker recipe, put the secret key into a field on Trakt, and then Trakt could just trigger IFTTT via the existing maker channel.

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