Sync of watched status with Netflix - CastagnaIT/plugin.video.netflix Wiki
How it works
To enable or disable it
Open the add-on settings and switch
Synchronize the watched status of the videos with Netflix
To enable it on Kodi library
If you enable this feature on the Kodi library, the add-on will be able to update the watched status of the videos in your Netflix account, but will not be able to update the watched status of your videos in Kodi library from your Netflix account.
Before you will have to enable Synchronize the watched status of the videos with Netflix then:
Open the add-on settings on
Synchronize the watched status of the videos with Netflix -> turn on
Include Kodi library
What happen if you use multiple devices, apps or website
In general there is no problem, you can use any device, apps, website at the same time.
But the following behaviour should be highlighted:
- The synchronization from Kodi to the Netflix service is immediate
- The synchronization from Netflix service to Kodi could be in some cases delayed
This can happen if you use the same profile on multiple device, apps, website at same time, then the videos progress that are been changed outside Kodi you may not see immediately.
If you want to see those changes immediately, you can choose to perform one of the following operations:
- Open the context menu on "My list" or "Continue watching" menu and force the refresh for these lists
- Do the
Clear in-memory cachefrom add-on expert settings
- Disable and re-enable the add-on
- Reboot Kodi
How to manually change state watched
By default Kodi provide these context menu:
Mark as watched /
Mark as unwatched /
Reset resume position
In this case they will not work because Kodi doesn't allow a personalized use of them.
Then you have to use this context menu:
Change watched status (locally)
This menu allows you to change the watched status, but this change will never be communicated to Netflix but will only take effect within Kodi.
Using it several times you will also have the possibility to restore the watched status of Netflix.
The video resume not works
It is a know bug of Kodi 18.x version that prevent to resume the videos, fixed on Kodi 19.x.
When i stop playback the resume is not updated
The synchronization requires updates to be sent from the first minute of playback, therefore the resume will be updated only after the first minute of the played video, then if you press stop before this minute no changes will be saved.
Possible notifications with errors at the end of the playback
An error prevented the update the status watched on netflix
This error may cause:
- Failure to update the watched status of the video
- It may cause the Continue Watching list not to be updated
- You may find that the synchronization of the watched status can be viewed on the website but not on other devices
This is a problem that cannot be solved yet, but sometime even if the synchronization has failed, it may resolve automatically after a few hours.