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7 Best Google Chrome Extensions For Youtube

With over 6 billion hours of video watched every month. Youtube undoubtedly frames its position at the top of all video streaming and video sharing websites in the world.

If you are using the Google Chrome browser for surfing the internet or for downloading videos, files, etc, then you all must be aware of the number of extensions and apps available for Google Chrome on Web store. So, we are here with the list of best Google Chrome extensions for Youtube that you must use.

List of Best Google Chrome extensions for Youtube:

Magic Actions

Magic Actions

It is the one of the best Google Chrome extension for youtube that will add a dozen of features in youtube. Some of the important features provided by this extension are preview video, day/night mode, cinema mode, control buffer, etc. It also provides the capability to control the volume of a youtube video with the help of your mouse wheel.

This extension will add a button to your browser’s address bar and that button will be visible only when you open youtube.

Turn off the Lights

Turn Off the Lights

As we have already mentioned that Magic Actions offer cinema mode, with the help of which you can change the background to dim.

But Turn off the Lights extension provides you more additional features with a lot of customization options. With the help of this extension, you can get full access over the opacity of the faded background portion. Also, you can change the color of the faded portion to any of the colors that you like, so in short you are not limited to only black color.

List of other features:

  • Night mode for browsing in dark
  • Screensaver
  • Voice commands
  • Password protection
  • Camera motion detection, and much more.

Smart Video


It is one of the best Google Chrome Extensions for Youtube. You can use Smart Video extension when you have a low internet connection so that you don’t stuck in the state of buffering while watching videos. This extension is basically a buffer controller that gives you the full access over how buffering will work for your videos.

You can configure this extension so that videos on youtube will start buffering as the page loads, instead of waiting for the video to start.

Other additional features that Smart Video Offers:

  • Hide Annotations
  • Configure video quality
  • Hide player settings
  • Loop all played videos and much more.



Nowadays, Everyone like GIF’s. So, here is the extension to make GIF’s from youtube videos and you can directly share them with anyone.

  • You can use this extension right from the youtube player.
  • Just click on the “GIFit” button present on the bottom bar of the video player.
  • After that, you can adjust the start time, end time, height, width, quality and frame rate of your GIF.
  • After configuring all your settings, click on the red “GIFit!” button to download the GIF.

Video Blocker

Video Blocker

Sometimes you don’t want to see videos from any specific youtube channel or you may find that channel inappropriate, then you can use Video Blocker extension to block all the videos from that particular channel. After you have blocked the channel, then videos will never be visible to you again. This extension will totally remove the videos from your recommended section or any other section of youtube.

Video Preview

Video Preview

As you all know that youtube video has only one picture known as a thumbnail. It is a bit difficult to guess the content of the video just with one single thumbnail.

This extension provides you the capability to see three preview images from that video so that you can easily guess the content of that video.

In short, Video Preview extension helps you in saving your lot of time.



It is one of the best Google Chrome Extensions for Youtube. This extension also helps in saving a lot of your time. BriefTube creates a brief summary of the video and will let you jump directly over to the relevant part as per your need.

It creates an outline of the topics along with the time stamps so that you can directly jumpy over to the relevant part of the video by just clicking on the time stamp.

But unfortunately, this extension doesn’t work for the videos which don’t have English subtitles.


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