Dailymotion Kodi addon

YouTube gets all of the attention but it’s far from the only video-sharing site on the internet. If you’re looking for something new to watch, why not give Dailymotion a try? Below, we’ll explain how to install and use the Dailymotion addon for Kodi so that you can stream a whole new range of content directly from your media center.

Comparitech does not condone or encourage any violation of copyright restrictions, including illegal streaming through Kodi. Kodi can be used for many excellent, legal online streaming purposes. Please consider the law, victims, and risks of piracy before downloading or streaming copyrighted material without permission.

Always use a VPN with Kodi

Even though Dailymotion is an official addon from the Kodi repo, it’s not invulnerable to attacks. Hackers have been known to hijack addons’ GitHub repositories and force out malicious updates, which could allow them to see what you get up to online.

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Dailymotion Kodi addon installation guide

The Dailymotion Kodi addon is part of the official Kodi repository. To install it, follow these steps.

  1. Click Add-ons on Kodi’s main page
  2. Click on the box icon in the top-left
    Installing Kodi Add-ons
  3. Now, select Install from repository
  4. If you see a list of repositories, choose Kodi Add-on repository. Otherwise, skip to the next step
  5. Enter the Video add-ons menu
  6. Scroll down and click on the DailyMotion.com addon
    DailyMotion.com add on
  7. Hit Install

How to use the Dailymotion Kodi addon

Once you’ve installed the Dailymotion addon, you can right-click it to bring up a context menu. From here, users can configure the addon by clicking Settings.

There aren’t many to choose from but if you have kids, we’d suggest turning on the Family Filter, which restricts access to mature content. It’s also possible to log into your Dailymotion account, choose a download directory, or select a maximum video resolution in case your connection is particularly slow.

DailyMotion settings

When you’re ready, simply click the addon’s icon to open it. From here, you can view featured or trending videos, though these often include results in other languages. Most of the time, you’re better off searching for whatever you’re interested in directly.

daily motion browse

Streaming on Kodi: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get into trouble for using Kodi?

Kodi doesn’t actually come with any content of its own, and all of the addons in the official repository pull from legitimate sources. This means that there’s no reason you’d get into trouble simply for using it.

Problems arise when users go out of their way to install third-party repositories, specifically ones that offer access to pirated content. The Kodi Foundation has spoken out against these in the past as they give the software and its users a bad name.

Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.

What can I watch on Kodi?

Kodi has been around for a very long time so there’s an addon for just about anything you can think of. Whether you’re looking to stream Netflix, watch the latest sports fixtures, or keep the kids busy for an hour, you have plenty of options. We also have a regularly-updated post detailing our favorite general-purpose Kodi addons.

What's the difference between Dailymotion and YouTube?

Dailymotion and YouTube are both video-sharing services but the latter is owned by Google, meaning it has essentially unlimited funds to implement features like 360 video support, automated copyright management, and a library of free-to-use audio tracks.

That’s not to say Dailymotion is pointless, though. This platform has a dedicated userbase, with thousands of hours of content uploaded every single day. What’s more, there are plenty of creators here that aren’t on YouTube, giving you an even larger pool of content to enjoy.