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Send to XBMC/Kodi Firefox plugin


Sends YouTube videos, video and music links to Kodi for playback. Adds a right click menu for links pointing to YouTube and audio/video files for direct playback on your TV with Kodi. Works with XBMC Eden and later, as well as with Kodi Helix and newer.

Version 2.0 of the plugin was made open source and placed on GitHub. This version rewrote the whole server management part of the plugin, adding support for multiple servers and adding the basics for a lot of extra features

Version 3.0 is a complete rewrite of the extension into a WebExtension, granting compatibility with Firefox 57.

Setup XBMC/Kodi

Under System -> Services:

  • Web Server -> Make sure it's enabled and a password is set
  • Remote control -> Enable: "Allow remote control by programs on other systems" Go back to Home to save changes

Plug your Kodi info into the FireFox addon... IP can be obtained from System -> System info (Appears when System is highlighted )


  • Supported formats

    • YouTube
    • Twitch
    • Vimeo
    • mp4
    • mkv
    • mov
    • mp3
    • avi
    • flv
    • wmv
    • asf
    • flac
    • mka
    • m4a
    • aac
    • ogg
    • pls
    • jpg
    • png
    • gif
    • jpeg
    • tiff
  • Supports multiple servers

Planned features

  • Multiserver support [Added v2.0]
  • Queue videos in playlist
  • Manage playlist
  • Plugin button in Toolbar [Added v3.0]
  • Maybe: Some simple remote control functions


Make sure you have the web-ext tool installed.

Run the plugin with web-ext run Build the plugin with web-ext build Alternatively, in about:debugging you can install the extension as temporary extension by loading the manifest.json from the webextension directory.



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