How to Create Your Own Youtube API Key, ID and Secret

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WARNING - THIS IS A LONG GUIDE. BUT HAVE A BIT OF PATIENCE AND YOU'LL GET THROUGH IT


Below is a guide for creating your own Youtube API Key with ID and Secret. The reason for doing this is to eliminate any YouTube over quota limit messages you may get in Kodi and also allow access to your subscriptions etc.

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  • You will now see a box labelled Project name. Give it a simple name you can easily recognise and then click Create

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  • Wait for the notification (top right) saying the project has been created

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  • Now click on the Google APIs logo in the top left

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  • Select Library from the left hand menu

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  • Scroll down and select YouTube Data API vX

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  • Select Enable on the next screen

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  • Select Create Credentials on the right hand side of the screen

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  • Click on the Dropdown Box

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  • Select YouTube Data API vX

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  • Now click on the Where will you be calling the API from dropdown box

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  • Select Web Server

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  • In the What data will you be accessing box check Public Data

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  • Now click on What credentials do I need?

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  • You will now see your API key. Click on Copy on the right hand side and then click done

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  • Now you have it copied save it to a text file as we need to now get the ID & secret
  • After clicking done you will be back at the screen where we clicked on Library. Look on the left hand side again and click on OAuth consent screen

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  • Click External and then Create

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  • Enter a name (just use the same name as you did at the beginning)

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  • Scroll to the bottom and click Save

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  • Now click on Credentials in the left hand menu

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  • Now click Create Credentials in the top left

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  • Select OAuth Client ID

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  • Select Other give it a Name (use the same name as we did before) and click Create

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  • You will now see a box with your Client ID and Secret. Copy both and add to the text file where we saved the API key before

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  • Now open YouTube on Kodi
  • Scroll down to Settings

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  • Highlight API in the left hand menu

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  • Now paste your API, Client ID and Secret in the corresponding boxes on the right and then click OK

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  • Now click on Sign In in the YouTube app on Kodi

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  • You will now see a message saying you need to sign in twice to your Google account

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  • Click ok and it will give you a code. Go google.com/device and enter the code. Then click on your account and verify it.
  • A new code will then appear in the YouTube app so repeat the process
  • When you enter the second it will say you cannot do this as the app is not verified. But it is you who created this so you can trust it. So in your browser (I'm using Chrome) click on Advanced

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  • Now click on Go to 'nameofkey' and allow your API access
  • You will now be signed into YouTube and be able to access all your lists/likes etc.

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