How To Fix Kodi YouTube Daily Limit Exceeded With API Key

By | August 21, 2017

How To Fix YouTube Daily Limit Exceeded With API Key

The Kodi YouTube addon is one of the most under rated Kodi plugins available.
 
It can stream videos from YouTube including documentaries, music, and even full movie episodes.
 
It is also used by many other add-ons as a dependency to stream content.
 
Since the feed is from YouTube there is no buffering or searching though links to find a good one.
 
The one problem with the Kodi YouTube addon is the error “YouTube Daily Limit exceeded Your Quota will be reset at midnight.”
 
This error is given since the YouTube plugin comes with only one API which can view a million videos a day.
 
While a million may seem very high when all the users in the world are using the same API it quickly goes over.
 
There are some other fixes for this error floating around with each having varying degrees of working.
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One sure fix is to create your own YouTube API Key an enter it into the Kodi YouTube plugin.
 
It is easy enough to do with a Google Gmail account.
 
How To Fix YouTube Daily Limit Exceeded With API Key
 
1… Be sure to be signed into your Google ID / Gmail.
 
The steps below are to get a personal API ID and the API Key to enter into the Kodi YouTube App.
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The API Key and Secret Key are the same.
 
For the steps below a computer was used along with Notepad to paste the keys into.
 
The Key can be used for Android or a PC.
 
2… Go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/library
 
3… At the top left click Select a Project
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4… A box will come up, click the Plus Sign “+” at the top right to create a new project.
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5… Give the ID a name
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6… It will give the Project ID below the box. Copy this to Notepad as it is the API ID.
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7… Click Create
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8… Back at the main API page click YouTube Data API
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9… At the top click Enable
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10… At the right click Create Credentials
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11… From the pull down box What will you be calling the API from? click Android
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Even though Android is selected the API can still be used on other devices such as a PC.
 
12… Under What data will you be accessing? check Public Data
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13… Click the box What Credentials do I need?
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14… On the next page it will give the API key. Copy the Key into Notepad as this is the API Key needed. Click Done to move on the the next page.
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15… The API Key which can now be entered into Kodi YouTube addon.
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16… In the YouTube addon click Settings

 
17… Click API on the left
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18… Click Enable Personal API Keys
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19… Enter the Keys and the API ID. The API Key and Secret Key are the same.
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If using a PC pressing Ctrl + V at the same time will automatically paste a copied key into a box, Otherwise they will need to be typed in.
 
Click OK when done. The YouTube addon should now be ready to use.
 

6 thoughts on “How To Fix Kodi YouTube Daily Limit Exceeded With API Key

  1. ohbud

    First key didnt work – generated a new key and worked great.

    Reply
  2. Andy Barnard

    Worked great for me for a few days. Now the API key has expired. Any way to avoid having to do this every week?

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  3. Onebadsarge

    Thanks a lot. Works perfect. Now I’ll sell my unique key for a thousand bucks 🤣🤣jk jk jk

    Reply
  4. Cam

    still unable to connect, and are they out of thier freaking minds in Google land? All this is to get you tube to run in kodi, right? A convoluted process involving an auto-generated api key 26 digit long alpha numeric with caps, gotta get it exaCt or it won’t work!? and when you finally get it exact,, it still won’t work?! wtf?!!!!! Is Google throwing a bunch of things in the way of this GOOGLE ANDROID box working? Seems like pretty crappy management. Only the tinkerer supreme gets this to work, the rest of the point and clickers in the world haven’t a hope! Is this intentional, to save bandwidth, reward ‘tinkering’ and perhaps only the most up to date (won’t be up to date next year) equipment… Anything else has a do not enter here sign… If it is this difficult to operate, maybe youtube and anything that connects it shouldn’t be a part of Kodi… The whole framework seems to be a receipy for disaster.

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