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Author: anxdpanic, bromix
Website: link
Type: Video
Repo: repo v20 repo v19 repo v18

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

This add-on is installed from the Add-on browser located in Kodi as follows:

  1. Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository
  4. Video Add-ons
  5. YouTube
  6. Install


See instructions for creating an API key and configuring the plugin on the GitHub project page

3 Features

3.1 Integration with STRM files

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

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
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:// On videos
Play with subtitles RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Go to channel RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Add to Watch Later RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Add to the selected playlist RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Add to the user provided playlist RunPlugin(plugin://$PLAYLISTID) On videos
Remove from the current playlist RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos in the Playlists menu
Like RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Dislike RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Remove rating RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Prompt for rating RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Subscribe RunPlugin(plugin:// On videos
Unsubscribe RunPlugin(plugin:// On subscription in the Subscriptions menu