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.
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.
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
4… A box will come up, click the Plus Sign “+” at the top right to create a new project.
5… Give the ID a name
6… It will give the Project ID below the box. Copy this to Notepad as it is the API ID.
7… Click Create
8… Back at the main API page click YouTube Data API
9… At the top click Enable
10… At the right click Create Credentials
11… From the pull down box What will you be calling the API from? click Android
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
13… Click the box What Credentials do I need?
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.
15… The API Key which can now be entered into Kodi YouTube addon.
16… In the YouTube addon click Settings
17… Click API on the left
18… Click Enable Personal API Keys
19… Enter the Keys and the API ID. The API Key and Secret Key are the same.
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.