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See this add-on on the kodi.tv showcase

Author: anxdpanic, bromix
Website: link
Type: Video
Repo: Kodi.tv repo v19
Kodi.tv repo v18
Kodi.tv repo v17

License: GPL-2.0-only
Source: Source code
Summary: Plugin for YouTube
Home icon grey.png   ▶ Add-ons ▶ YouTube
Attention talk.png Need help with this add-on? See here.

YouTube is one of the biggest video-sharing websites of the world.

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to

  1. The home screen
  2. Add-ons
  3. Download
  4. Video Add-ons
  5. YouTube
  6. Install


See posts #3-7 in the official support thread.

3 Features

3.1 Integration with STRM files

YouTube streams can be integrated into the video library with STRM files.

URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$VIDEOID
STRM URL plugin://plugin.video.youtube/play/?video_id=$VIDEOID
Additional Parameters
&incognito=true disables post play events (add to history, remove from watch later, etc.)
&screensaver=true disables post play events and will not ask for quality
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=$PLAYLISTID
STRM URL plugin://plugin.video.youtube/play/?playlist_id=$PLAYLISTID
Additional Parameters
&play=1 required to start playback
&order=$ORDER controls playlist order, $ORDER can be default, reverse, or shuffle.
&video_id=$VIDEOID starts playback at $VIDEOID, order=shuffle does not apply if video_id is specified

3.2 Keymaps

Required version: 6.3.0+
A collection of actions available for custom keymaps.

Description Command Context
Play audio only RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/play/?audio_only=1) On videos
Play with subtitles RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/play/?prompt_for_subtitles=1) On videos
Go to channel RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/channel/property/) On videos
Add to Watch Later RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/playlist/add/video/?playlist_id=watch_later) On videos
Add to the selected playlist RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/playlist/select/playlist/) On videos
Add to the user provided playlist RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/playlist/add/video/?playlist_id=$PLAYLISTID) On videos
Remove from the current playlist RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/playlist/remove/video/) On videos in the Playlists menu
Like RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/video/rate/?rating=like) On videos
Dislike RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/video/rate/?rating=dislike) On videos
Remove rating RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/video/rate/?rating=none) On videos
Prompt for rating RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/video/rate/) On videos
Subscribe RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/subscriptions/add/) On videos
Unsubscribe RunPlugin(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/subscriptions/remove/) On subscription in the Subscriptions menu

4 See also

4.1 Similar page names