Youtube no longer plays any video

Hi there, last week or so I upgraded to the latest KODI version 19.1 or so, and today (26-08-2021) none of the videos I select in Youtube play. This was happening from time to time in the past and after a few days the videos did play normally. I now checked with older videos and they also do not play. The (kodi)log comes with some errors which do not mean much to me. Example:

2021-08-26 18:58:51.920 T:391 ERROR : Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 2, path [plugin://]
2021-08-26 18:58:51.922 T:519 INFO : initializing python engine.
2021-08-26 18:58:55.675 T:519 INFO : [] Running: YouTube (6.8.16+matrix.1) on Matrix (Kodi-19.1) with Python 3.7.3
Path: /play/
Params: {‘video_id’: ‘Emvo3bLT-Z4’}
2021-08-26 18:58:56.673 T:519 ERROR : /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/script.module.urllib3/lib/urllib3/ InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made to host ‘’. Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See: Advanced Usage - urllib3 2.0.0.dev0 documentation

Looks like some software glitch or something as other functions, like playing a file from my NAS do work ok.

Any suggestions?

And here’s a link to the alpha which has the fix (as posted on the Kodi forum).

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Just picked latest from Releases · anxdpanic/ · GitHub, worked for me.