Skip to content

How to Install the DailyMotion Add-on on Kodi for Unlimited Entertainment

Have you heard about Kodi? It‘s an incredible open-source media center application that millions use to watch movies, TV shows, live sports, and more completely free.

One of the best parts about Kodi is that you can expand its capabilities by installing add-ons. If you install the right add-ons, you can use Kodi to access virtually any streaming content online!

In this guide, I‘ll show you step-by-step how to install the DailyMotion add-on on Kodi.

With this add-on, you‘ll unlock thousands of videos from one of the internet‘s biggest video platforms. Let‘s dive in!

An Introduction to Kodi and DailyMotion

First, a quick overview for those new to Kodi.

Kodi is essentially a central hub for all your digital media. Like channels on a TV, you can install "add-ons" within Kodi to access different libraries of content.

For example, there are Kodi add-ons to stream movies from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. There are add-ons to watch live sports and TV channels. And there are add-ons that index viral videos from YouTube and other platforms.

The DailyMotion add-on specifically taps into the massive video library from

With over 300 million monthly active users, DailyMotion is one of the top video destinations online today. To put that into perspective:

  • DailyMotion has 2.5x more monthly users than Hulu (123 million)
  • DailyMotion has 50% more monthly users than Twitch (140 million)
  • DailyMotion has 30% more monthly users than ESPN (230 million)

Streaming comparison

And the variety of videos is astonishing. You‘ll find everything from classic TV shows and viral clips to obscure documentaries and user-generated content.

Installing the DailyMotion add-on integrates this entire catalog directly within Kodi. You can browse, search, and stream DailyMotion videos without ever leaving the Kodi interface.

Now let‘s get into the installation and setup!

Is the DailyMotion Kodi Add-on Legal?

Before installing any third-party add-ons, it‘s reasonable to ask: is this legal? Will I get in trouble for streaming with Kodi?

The short answer is you have little to worry about.

There is nothing illegal about Kodi itself or the DailyMotion add-on. Kodi is just an open-source media player application. And the DailyMotion add-on essentially functions like the DailyMotion mobile app, just within the Kodi ecosystem.

However, there are a few smart precautions to take:

  • Use a VPN like ExpressVPN or NordVPN when streaming over Kodi. This encrypts your connection to mask what you‘re streaming from prying eyes.

  • Be careful with sketchy piracy add-ons. Stick to reputable add-ons like DailyMotion that primarily index legal content.

  • Avoid selling "fully loaded" Kodi boxes preconfigured with add-ons. This can violate copyrights.

Follow those guidelines and you can comfortably use Kodi‘s incredible capabilities without worrying!

Step 1: Download Kodi and Enable Unknown Sources

Let‘s jump right into the installation steps.

The first things you need are:

  1. Kodi installed on your device. Download from the official Kodi site.

  2. "Unknown Sources" enabled in Kodi‘s settings. This allows you to install third-party add-ons.

Here‘s how to do it:

  1. Launch the Kodi app on your device.

  2. Click the gear icon ⚙️ in the top left to open Settings.

  3. Go to System > Add-ons.

  4. Enable "Unknown sources".

Enable Unknown Sources

And that quickly, you‘ve unlocked Kodi‘s full capabilities. Now we can start adding powerful add-ons!

Step 2: Install the XvBMC Repository

To install any add-on, you first need to install its repository source. Think of a repository as a directory that contains different add-ons.

For the DailyMotion add-on, we‘ll install the "XvBMC Repo".

Here‘s how:

  1. In Kodi, go to Add-ons > Install from repository > XvBMC Repo.

  2. Select Install. Wait for the "XvBMC Repo Installed" pop-up.

Install XvBMC Repository

This adds the XvBMC repository that hosts the DailyMotion add-on files.

Step 3: Install the DailyMotion Add-on from the Repo

Now that you‘ve added the repository, you can install the DailyMotion add-on:

  1. Go back to Add-ons > Install from zip file.

  2. Enter the XvBMC Repo and go to Video add-ons.

  3. Select

  4. Confirm Install when prompted.

In 10-20 seconds, you‘ll get the "Add-on enabled" message. And that‘s it – you now have access to DailyMotion‘s entire video library within Kodi!

Step 4: Configure DailyMotion Add-on Settings

Before diving in, it‘s worth taking a minute to configure the DailyMotion add-on settings:

  1. From the Kodi home screen, open Add-ons > DailyMotion > Open settings menu ⚙️.

  2. Set your preferred video quality (360p typically works well).

  3. Change scrapers to improve metadata and descriptions.

  4. Enable MPD for adaptive bitrate streaming.

  5. Clear cookies and cache if having any issues.

Tweaking these settings helps optimize performance. Now you‘re ready to start watching!

How to Use the DailyMotion Kodi Add-on

When you first open the DailyMotion add-on, you‘ll see featured categories like Trending, Staff Picks, and more.

Take time clicking around to get a feel for the different sections. Here are some tips:

  • Use the search bar to find specific videos

  • Click a video to watch the trailer and read the description

  • Use the menus to browse narrower categories like Sports or Gaming

  • Build a playlist of videos to watch back-to-back

  • Subscribe to channels of creators you enjoy

With hundreds of millions of videos, you‘ll never run out of entertainment!

Advanced Customization Options

One of Kodi‘s strengths is its endless customization. Here are some tweaks to take your setup to the next level:

  • For faster streaming, use a Raspberry Pi or Nvidia Shield instead of Firestick

  • Install a custom skin like Arctic Horizon for a new look

  • Set up library integration to access your files and playlists

  • Use a PVR add-on like IPTV for live TV access

  • Connect a NAS drive for more storage space

  • Enable remote control on your phone to control Kodi on-the-go

With the right configuration, Kodi can truly serve as an all-in-one media center!

Troubleshooting Common Kodi Issues

Of course, you may run into occasional hiccups with Kodi. Here‘s how to troubleshoot some common problems:

Add-on won‘t install:

  • Make sure Unknown Sources is enabled in Kodi Settings.

  • Verify your internet connection is working.

  • Try restarting Kodi or reinstalling the repository.

Streams won‘t play:

  • Check your internet speeds – slow connections interrupt streaming.

  • Adjust bandwidth and caching settings in Kodi.

  • Restart the video and give it time to buffer.

Choppy playback and buffering:

  • Lower the video quality in add-on settings.

  • Close background apps hogging bandwidth.

  • Use a wired ethernet connection for faster speeds.

Hopefully that helps avoid any major headaches! Let me know if you have any other issues.

Final Thoughts on the DailyMotion Kodi Addon

And that wraps up this tutorial on installing DailyMotion on Kodi!

To summarize, here are some key points:

  • DailyMotion has one of the largest video libraries online with millions of clips.

  • The DailyMotion add-on integrates this entire catalog directly within the Kodi interface.

  • Installing add-ons like this is completely legal as long as you take basic precautions.

  • Configuration settings optimize the add-on‘s performance for smooth streaming.

  • Kodi is an incredibly powerful media center when customized properly.

I hope this guide has been helpful for installing DailyMotion on your Kodi setup. Let me know if you have any other questions! Have fun exploring all the great videos.


Streamr Go

StreamrGo is always about privacy, specifically protecting your privacy online by increasing security and better standard privacy practices.