PlayThis context menu, send/add video urls to PlayThis add-on in Kodi for resolving and playback

What is PlayThis?
'PlayThis' is a Chrome extension that enhances your media viewing experience on Kodi. It allows users to 'send' or 'add' URLs to the PlayThis add-on in Kodi for efficient playback. It also provides an option to 'send as text to Kodi' and supports up to 4 remote Kodi profiles. With this extension, users can easily manage their URLs for future use and enjoy seamless viewing of videos, images, audio, and more. Required are Kodi with PlayThis 3+ add-on and enabling of the remote control by programs setting.
By: anxdpanic
Users: 599 ▼ -1
Rating: 2.38 (8)
Version: (Last updated: 2019-10-07)
Creation date: 2019-10-07
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • background
  • contextMenus
  • storage
Size: 85.84K
URLs: Website
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Adds PlayThis context menu item to pages, frames, links, videos, audio, images and selections.

  • 'Send' urls to PlayThis add-on in Kodi for resolving/playback
  • 'Add' urls for resolving/playback at a later time
  • 'Send as text to Kodi' to send urls/text to Kodi input
  • Supports up to 4 remote Kodi profiles

Uses Kodi JSON-RPC over web sockets to remotely execute the PlayThis add-on with url/src.

The PlayThis add-on in Kodi will attempt to find and resolve* media from the url to play or open. A history list is available for future use/exporting to M3U**. Supports video, audio, images and executable***.

  • resolves using youtube-dl ** M3U only usable in Kodi w/ PlayThis installed *** executable items are urls with potential results available through scraping


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User reviews
Freezes Kodi 18 50% of time. Un-usable.
by Kal Ross Kal Ross, 2019-07-10

Doesn't work at all. Waste of time. No logs or error messages, just nothing happens.
by the modfather the modfather, 2017-07-28

It works, but it is possible to add flash video support?
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Risk impact

PlayThis is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

PlayThis has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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