How to Watch YouTube on Kodi Using the Add-On

MakeUseOf | 8/23/2019 | Georgina Torbet
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YouTube offers a never-ending supply of video content, making it a must-have for your media center. And if you use Kodi then you’re in luck, as there’s an official YouTube add-on available.

The official YouTube Kodi add-on lets you watch YouTube videos and manage your subscriptions. Here’s how to watch YouTube on Kodi using the official add-on.

YouTube - Add-on - Kodi - Kodi - Repository

Installing the YouTube add-on for Kodi is very easy as it is hosted in the official Kodi repository. This means that you know the add-on is legal and that the Kodi development team has agreed that it’s safe to use. It also means you don’t have to go through the hassle of adding a new repository to your Kodi installation.

Kodi comes with the official repository installed by default, so it’s quick and simple to install an officially supported add-on like YouTube.

YouTube - Kodi - Home - Screen - Menu

To install the YouTube add-on, start off on your Kodi home screen. Use the menu on the left to navigate to Add-ons. Now click the open box icon in the top left of the menu to bring up the Add-on browser menu. From the options on the right, select Install from repository.

Now go to Kodi Add-on repository. Select Video add-ons, then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list until you find YouTube. Click on this, and then select Install from the menu at the bottom.

Installation - Process - Seconds - Message - YouTube

The installation process should only take a few seconds, and then you’ll see a message saying the YouTube Kodi add-on has been installed.

Now you’re ready to start using the YouTube Kodi add-on. To do so, start off on your Kodi home screen once again. Now go to Add-ons in the menu on the left, and then to Video add-ons. You’ll see a tile with the YouTube logo and the YouTube label underneath. Click this to be taken...
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