By | October 31, 2016


youtube kodi

As some of you may know youtube is not working with Kodi and many addons which use Kodi are not working.

This is a fix / workaround to get youtube working on kodi again. This is help for all those with youtube problems and whose youtube is not working in kodi.

UPDATE: Youtube addon now has a REPO, install the repo to make sure you have future updates.

Repo is here:

https://github.com/jdf76/repository/raw/master/zips/repository.ytplugin/repository.ytplugin-1.0.zip

Download to your device and install as zip from Kodi!

UPDATE: 03/03/2014: Try the latest version of the youtube plugin, get it at 

https://github.com/Kolifanes/plugin.video.youtube/releases/download/5.1.20.3/plugin.video.youtube-5.1.20.3.zip

Credit: Kolifanes

https://github.com/Kolifanes/plugin.video.youtube/releases/download/5.1.20.3/plugin.video.youtube-5.1.20.3.zip

UPDATE: 23/02/2014: If the below doesn’t work for you then try this link https://github.com/rasberryrabbit/plugin.video.youtube/archive/master.zip

credits to RaspberryRabbit!

Uninstall youtube addon for a fresh install

 

Then install the version:

HERE

Once installed run youtube addon and try to sign in (you will need to do this twice)

youtube kodi

You will see this message:

youtube kodi

Click OK and you will see:

youtube kodi

Do as it says and goto youtube.com/activate

Enter your code and click next:

youtube kodi

Now click ALLOW

youtube kodi

Now you will see:

youtube kodi

Now try to sign in again to the youtube app (you will have to repeat the steps again – Basically activate twice)

After the 2nd activation you will now have access to youtube again in Kodi.

youtube kodi

Enjoy!

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37 thoughts on “Youtube not working?, youtube problems in Kodi, The fix for kodi is here!

  1. elkopite

    that worked???? but how can i view videos that say material is not suitable for under 18’s even though i can view this material on my pc you tube???

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      its a temp workaround so will have limitations, pm me a link and ill see if i can get it working for you

      Reply
    2. Admin Post author

      Hi, Can you try the new version in my Post and let me know how you get on, I know it works for subscriptions now.

      Reply
    3. Admin Post author

      You should have a newer version of the youtube addon which should be working great for you now!

      Reply
  2. Jkp

    I use kodi on raspberry Pi so I can’t open a web page to activate now what? Any ideas?

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      You should be able to use any PC/Mac web browser doesn’t have to be on the system (ie PI)

      Reply
  3. Dirk

    This is the normal way to synchronise YouTube. Why say this is a work around . Youtube are trying to get out of Kodi i think .

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Dirk, this is incorrect, it is cause by API keys and the fact that the original dev stopped working on this in Dec2015.

      But there are some good fixes out there now 😉

      Reply
  4. LiZzArD

    doesn’t work for me. every day, i have to repeat the activation steps, kodi 15.2 . i tried it with kodi 16, same there. it’s driving me nuts, bcuz i can’t stand the browser version of yt.

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Try the newest link in the post, works great!

      Reply
  5. Martin

    newest link works great thanks guys

    Reply
  6. LA

    cant disable or uninstall youtube to then re add…can someone guide ?

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  7. Dirk

    Not working on 15.2 . says LOGOUT ????? failed

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      email me a screenshot of your error. what version of youtube are you using?

      Reply
  8. Stephen

    On my android boxes, the line that says “and enter the following code…” is not visible. The very tops of the letters f and l show but the rust us hidden and that progress bar

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      You shouldnt need this with the new version of the addon, which addon are you trying, try the latest!, also send me a screen shot if you can, yourkodi@hotmail.com

      Reply
  9. Kylie

    I have done this twice and nothing happens… Are you supposed to let the sign in pop-up with the code load to 100% each time or can you click cancel?

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi I sent you a reply via your email, Make sure you remove old youtube and reboot your box. then try the latest version at the top of this post

      Reply
      1. Michael

        Hi Any updates lately on the latest release? Still having numerous issues

        Reply
        1. Admin Post author

          Latest version should be in this post, what problems are you having?

          Reply
  10. NotTelling

    Ok, now how to do it WITHOUT having to sign in?? I don’t have a youtube or google account, and don’t want one.

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      you shouldn’t have to sign in if you using the latest link at the top of this thread, delete any previous version that may be conflicting

      Reply
  11. mick

    The activate link just brings me to a gmail login page on my laptop

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      there is no need to activate anything, are you using the latest link at the top of the page?

      Reply
  12. Nkem

    After activating it, when I go back to youtube it tell me “Error, check your log for more information “. Please help!

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      you shouldnt have to activate, make sure you have the REPO installed! (top link of this page)

      Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      they repo version searches should just work. the api keys etc were for the older versions

      try to uninstall it and start again with just the repo version, no api keys etc

      Reply
  13. Krait

    not working, really frustrating, why does everything have to be an issue, cant even get exodus to work properly on kodi.

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      if soo much is not working, best bet is to uninstall kodi and try again.

      you must have some corruption somewhere if you have tried the basics like internet connection etc

      Reply
  14. jazza

    I’ve downloaded and installed your update/repo from zip file but and it displays in the repo list but there no new or fixed or working youtube launch option anywhere and I cant find anywhere new to install it from – where/what exactly am i supposed to go/do after your new repo is installed to make existing youtube work or install and launch a newer version of youtube addon??

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      You do nbot have to do much.
      uninstall any previous version of youtube /reboot/ install the repo and install youtube from the repo

      let me know if you need anything else

      Reply
  15. koDi

    Activated and Latest version installed but frustrating I have tried everything from uninstalling to reinstalling kodi and YouTube still not allowing me to use Search option everything else works except that! I keep getting error.

    ERROR: XFILE::CDirectory::GetDirectory – Error getting plugin://plugin.video.youtube/kodion/search/list/

    ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/kodion/search/list/) failed

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi totally uninstall youtube and reboot pc/box and kodi
      then install the youtube repo only and install youtube again
      let me know
      thanks

      Reply
  16. Walt

    I have signed in on YouTube on Kodi I have entered the code twice on the YouTube activate website sign in with my Google account all that I have changed the settings and enabled API done everything I’ve seen that is supposed to fix limit exceeded finally got it to load all the different YouTube pages but still won’t play anything says daily limit exceeded even if I go and adjust the settings but my YouTube music app works immediately first try what in the heck do I have to do to get this YouTube working on my Kodi it’s the 5.3 something version

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      hi how did u install the youtube addon, have u installed it from the enclosed repo?

      Reply

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