We use TMDB for most movie & tv show information. You can see the data source on each listing as shown by the yellow arrow in the image.

It’s free for anyone to sign up and edit info at TMDB.  Please make sure the movie, show, season and/or episode exist on TMDB with correct English information filled out.


The Trakt database is coded to only pull in English or No Language entries.  Foreign language entries should only be Titles and Alias to be searchable on Trakt.tv.

If you find that links are outdated or missing, please submit a ticket to support with as many details as possible and we'll update it.  

As a Trakt VIP, you can press the refresh link on the main movie or show page to update the info. (Otherwise, you'll have to be patient for the automatic refresh.)

 Automatic Refreshes

Behind the scenes, usually within 24 hours, a refresh or import updates:

  • Any new or updated English seasons, episodes, titles, specials and air or release dates are added or updated. 
  • Aliases, translations, genres, language, and actors are always imported from TMDB.
  • The highest rated English or "No Language" poster, season posters, episode screenshots and fanart are also imported from TMDB. (1080p or larger is preferred for fanart and we’ll only use 720p if nothing better is available.)
  • Supporting images are imported from Fanart.tv for the show or movie (logo, banner, thumb) and seasons (poster, fanart, thumb, banner).

Note: Some TV shows and Movies have locked poster and fanart (indicated on the left sidebar on Trakt). This means we have specifically set those images and they won’t be auto updated with a refresh.

Currently, custom episode runtimes need to be added by support; please open a support ticket.

If you don't see the updates after 48 hours, please submit a ticket and we'll look into the movie or show. Please be sure to include a link to the specific movie or show and as many details as possible for more prompt response.  https://support.trakt.tv/

Please also see Adding a Missing Movie and Adding a Missing TV Show

Transition to TMDB from TVDB

We're changing to TMDB for Trakt’s primary TV data source and we need your help to ensure TMDB data is complete and ready for the transition. 

This means keeping TV shows updated with new episodes as they air and backfilling old shows with incomplete seasons and episodes.  

Please read the TMDB Contribution Bible and follow all the rules for contributing data.  Our goal isn't simply to replicate TVDB data, but rather update TMDB using their rules and standards.

Some Trakt TV shows will need to be manually adjusted to match TMDB, we can handle that in Trakt support.  Please include a link to the show and as much info as possible about how to match them up.  

For more details on this change, please see TMDB Transition. 

Thanks again for all your help with the TMDB transition and moderating data over there. 

We really appreciate it!