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How to Disable Uptobox in Kodi in 4 Simple Steps (2022)

Have you ever tried streaming a movie in Kodi only to be interrupted by an annoying Uptobox verification message?

I know how frustrating that can be. Without an Uptobox account, you‘re left stuck looking at a pointless pop-up instead of enjoying your shows.

Well, I have some good news!

You can easily disable Uptobox authorization in Kodi with just a few quick steps. In this guide, I‘ll show you exactly how to do it so you can get back to smooth, uninterrupted streaming.

By the end, you‘ll learn:

  • What Uptobox is and why links cause verification messages.
  • How to access the settings to turn off Uptobox in 4 easy steps.
  • Some alternative streaming options that work great without needing Uptobox.
  • Troubleshooting tips in case you run into any issues.

Let‘s get started!

What Is Uptobox and Why Does It Cause Verification Messages?

First, a quick background on Uptobox.

Uptobox is a file hosting service launched in 2011 that allows users to upload and share files. It operates on a credit-based system where you earn credits for uploads that can then be used to download other users‘ files.

There are also paid Uptobox Premium accounts available that provide unlimited downloads, faster speeds, and other benefits.

Uptobox Premium Account Pricing

Over the past few years, Uptobox has become increasingly popular among third-party Kodi addons as a file locker for hosting streaming content.

Many addons now utilize Uptobox links. This allows the addon to provide tons of streams by pulling from files stored on the Uptobox servers.

The problem arises when you click one of these Uptobox sources but don‘t have a paid Uptobox account.

Instead of streaming the video, you get a frustrating verification pop-up asking for authorization, a waiting time, or a username/password.

This is where disabling Uptobox comes in handy! By turning off Uptobox in Kodi, we can avoid those useless messages entirely.

Next, I‘ll show you step-by-step how to disable it.

Step 1: Access the ResolveURL Settings

The first thing we need to do is access the ResolveURL settings. This is where we can turn off specific streaming resolvers that addons use.

Here‘s how to get there:

  1. Open your preferred Kodi addon that you want to disable Uptobox in. For this guide, I‘ll use The Crew addon.

  2. Go to the Tools section of the addon.

  3. Click on "ResolveURL Settings".

This will open the ResolveURL settings where we can disable Uptobox.

Access ResolveURL Settings in Kodi

Pretty simple so far, right? Now let‘s move on to step 2.

Step 2: Locate the Uptobox Resolver

In the ResolveURL settings, you‘ll see a list of the many different resolvers that the addon can utilize to pull streams from various sources.

To disable Uptobox, we need to find it in this list. Just follow these steps:

  1. In ResolveURL settings, go to the "Resolvers" section.

  2. Scroll down the list until you see "Uptobox" – it‘s usually toward the bottom.

  3. Highlight the Uptobox resolver.

And there we have it – Uptobox is now selected and ready to be disabled.

Locate Uptobox Resolver in Kodi

Now onto step 3!

Step 3: Toggle Off the Uptobox Resolver

This is the moment we‘ve been waiting for. With Uptobox selected, it‘s time to disable it for good.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. With Uptobox resolver highlighted, click the slider button next to it to toggle it off.

  2. The button will turn grey when Uptobox is disabled.

And we‘re done! It‘s really that easy – just a simple click to disable that pesky Uptobox resolver for good.

No more annoying pop-up messages interrupting your streams. Just smooth, seamless streaming from here on out.

Disable Uptobox in ResolveURL Settings

Now the Uptobox resolver is officially disabled. Just one short step left…

Step 4: Confirm Settings Change

To complete the process, we just need to confirm the change in ResolveURL:

  1. Click "OK" to close the ResolveURL settings window.

  2. If prompted, click "Yes" to keep changes.

Confirm Disabling Uptobox in Kodi

And that‘s it! Uptobox is now fully disabled.

The entire process only takes about a minute. Just 4 quick steps and you can say goodbye to those annoying popups for good.

Enjoy Smooth Streaming with Real-Debrid

With Uptobox disabled, your next question is probably "What‘s the best alternative for streaming high-quality links in Kodi?"

My #1 recommendation is Real-Debrid.

Rather than needing to create accounts on various hosters, Real-Debrid provides one easy solution for tons of great streams, way better than Uptobox.

Here are just a few of the advantages of Real-Debrid:

  • Access to over 90+ hosters and streaming sites. No need for multiple accounts.
  • Super fast download speeds up to 30 Mbps.
  • Stream torrents easily without needing a VPN.
  • Use on up to 5 devices simultaneously.
  • Premium bandwidth without slow server speeds.

And the price is very reasonable at just $3-5 USD per month. Certainly worth it for the premium streaming experience.

For step-by-step instructions on setting up Real-Debrid, check out my complete setup guide:

How to Install Real-Debrid for Kodi

I think you‘ll be much happier relying on Real-Debrid rather than dealing with the hassle of Uptobox in Kodi!

Troubleshooting Tips

Hopefully disabling Uptobox works smoothly for you. But in case you run into any issues, here are some troubleshooting tips:

Uptobox links still appearing?

  • Try restarting Kodi to refresh the resolvers list.
  • Enable "Reset function cache" in ResolveURL settings.
  • Temporarily disable other unneeded resolvers.

Other streaming issues?

  • Make sure your Kodi addons are updated.
  • Check your internet connection speed.
  • Consider switching to a faster VPN if needed.
  • Clear cache and packages in Kodi settings.

Still getting error messages?

  • Completely uninstall and reinstall the problem addon.
  • Roll back to a previous version of the addon.
  • Post details on the Kodi forum for help from the community.

Stuck resolving a problem? Don‘t hesitate to contact me directly and I‘d be happy to help troubleshoot!

Wrap Up

And there you have it! With just 4 quick steps, you can say goodbye to annoying Uptobox verification messages while streaming on Kodi.

No more wasting time looking at pointless popups asking you to create accounts or enter passwords. Just pure, uninterrupted streaming.

I hope this guide helped explain what Uptobox is, why it causes issues, and – most importantly – how to properly disable it for good.

If you found this useful, feel free to check out my other Kodi tutorials for more tips on building the ultimate streaming setup:

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Thanks for reading and enjoy Uptobox-free streaming!


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