extension ExtPose

Music Mode for YouTube™

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Description from extension meta

Blocks the video keeping only the audio on YouTube and YouTube Music.

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Description from store The only Chrome extension that not only disables the video but also blocks it. The best extension to reduce the use of CPU and GPU, save bandwidth and hide NSFW content. Works on YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube videos embedded in sites. FEATURES (ALL OPTIONAL): 1. Blocks the video keeping only the audio 2. Hides the video thumbnails 3. Hides the images of channel/user avatars 4. Hides various other images 5. Disables the "Video paused. Continue watching?" message 6. Skips the ads Separate options for YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube videos embedded in other sites. You can enable/disable the extension for all tabs or for specific tabs. Extra options: 1. Hides the thumbnails and various other images in Google search when you search for a song or a singer 2. Quick access buttons: two extra buttons on YouTube in order to hide the thumbnails and block the video quickly without using the popup window Notes: i. Live YouTube videos are hidden but not blocked ii. If you have enabled the features 1, 2, 3, 4 the images are not only hidden but also blocked saving more bandwidth iii. The message "Video paused. Continue watching?" is disabled only when you block the video Available for mobiles using the Kiwi browser that supports extensions: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiwibrowser.browser Available for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/music-mode-for-youtube/ The source code of the extension is now available on GitHub: https://github.com/Thunderarea/music-mode-for-youtube The extension does not collect any kind of data. The user options are stored locally in the user's browser. Date of release: 02/10/2019 Donate to support the development of the extension: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=V2EHRNX8RBTX2 Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=67620554

Latest reviews

  • (2023-12-09) Vinh Phạm: It's much faster than other extensions that I installed. My previously installed extension kept on playing video from the beginning instead of continuing where the video was left.
  • (2023-11-30) bishal singha: Life saver. Keep up the good work. Highly grateful.
  • (2023-11-11) Kuching Neko: really helpfull thanks
  • (2023-11-05) Rayyan Chilungo: Easy calibration, and works all the time, thank you. A truly awesome product, that many including myself would pay for, amazing that it is free!
  • (2023-10-31) Jonah Hakobian-Leone: Really works!
  • (2023-10-03) Ezy Bruker: Great extension does what it says works great on mobile I kiwi
  • (2023-09-30) 油管总管长(油管总管长): Android smart phone,kiwi browser. rest screen or background play,cannot play youtube playlist continuously. turn off your plugin,it is no problem. 安卓手机kiwi浏览器,在后台播放或者手机息屏的时候,youtube不能连续播放列表中的视频。播放完当前的就会停住,激活页面才能继续。望改进。谢谢。我做过测试,关闭这个插件后恢复正常。
  • (2023-09-06) Saksham Dahiya: It does better than expected. make YouTube looks very clean!
  • (2023-08-23) Tequin Lake: Perfection
  • (2023-08-01) Peter Amir: very useful extension to save data
  • (2023-07-29) Mohsen Essa: ironically it increased my cpu usage from %3-%4 to %20. looked clean tho
  • (2023-07-03) SDuna: Works great as of the June 24th update!
  • (2023-07-02) B: It works and has a lot of options you can toggle. Perfect.
  • (2023-06-21) Szymon Skworc: It uses the same amount of CPU and internet as without this extension. A hopeless add-on that just covers the video with a black background that says "Music Mode".
  • (2023-06-15) Vok prorok cyberVed: надо чтобы оно видео НЕ ПОДГРУЖАЛО !( надо чтобы экономило трафик не подгружая видео трафик ) а так эт пока только визуальный плеер получается был тупо картинку блокируюший не более
  • (2023-06-11) XI: VERY GOOD, WORK SMOOTH.
  • (2023-06-09) Oshan Siriwardena: Absolutely amazing if you wanna keep the audio from a youtube videos playing while you work, saves bandwidth and retains audio quality, and skips all ads completely! Would rate 6 stars for performance.
  • (2023-06-03) Luca Palumbo: Not working. Infinite loading.
  • (2023-05-30) P H: Something has changed recently (writing this on 5/30/23) causing the extension to break YouTube Music. YT-M will just act like it is loading the first song to play indefinitely, never succeeding to do so. It wasn't until I turned off the Video blocker under the YouTube Music section in the extension options that the issue stopped happening. Since this feature is the primary reason I use the add-on, the add-on no longer has value to me. Hopefully this will be fixed in a future version.
  • (2023-05-29) TNS: Not working
  • (2023-05-16) Alfre Fenollar: Perfecta
  • (2023-05-02) Shoji VR: radio youtube be like
  • (2023-04-27) Agus Fadillah Sani: Helps reduce CPU usage in case hides video while using other programs.
  • (2023-04-14) Tofiq: Awesome. ━((*′д`)爻(′д`*))━!!!!
  • (2023-04-06) P. M.: Works miracles. GPU usage noticeable reduced.
  • (2023-03-11) Michael Lin: Easy to use. Find some soft background music when coding job.
  • (2023-02-22) Neuclya Droid: Absolute life Saver. Kudos To The Dev Team .
  • (2023-02-07) Wajahat Khan: A huge thank you to the brilliant developer behind Music Mode for YouTube™! This extension has changed the way we interact with YouTube and listen to music forever. With features like the ability to block the video and only keep the audio, hide video thumbnails, channel/user avatars, and other distracting images, save bandwidth and reduce CPU and GPU usage, and even skip ads, this extension truly has it all. Not only does it work seamlessly on YouTube, YouTube Music, and videos embedded in other websites, but it also gives us the option to enable or disable the extension for all tabs or specific tabs. Thank you for creating such a game-changing and innovative product that has made our YouTube experience so much better. Keep up the fantastic work!
  • (2023-01-11) Manuel Calvo Rodriguez (Manú Coach): Not working to me. Chrome on windows 7. It just do nothing.
  • (2023-01-06) Natakiro: It works great, overall. However, sadly, it does not work with Picture-in-picture mode on the Vivaldi (chromium) browser; it just refuses to enter this mode. The option to show a static thumbnail is a nice option, and I was hoping I could enter PIP mode with this mini player showing this static image, since I like seeing the cover of the album of playlists on my other reference screen while doing digital art, but it just doesn't work. it seems I will just have to turn the quality down to use PIP and not use this extension. :(
  • (2022-12-14) Iliuta S: I really like the extension that you've made! Only one thing should be fixed: if the extension is enabled only for the current tab and I restart the browser, the extension is not enabled anymore for the same tab and I have to enable it again. Besides this, it is perfect from my point of view ;-)
  • (2022-12-07) Tommaso Seneci: Amazing extension, it completely disables video so that you computer will only load sound and has little impact on CPU
  • (2022-12-01) Bayu Mutawakkil: it works very well
  • (2022-11-21) Arseniy P: upd. нет кнопки на youtube shorts. ещё бы встроить переключатель или кнопку быстрых настроек в right click menu на страницах youtube, лучше по желанию включать отключать её там. о, ещё тема для отдельного расширения, наверное. хочется иметь возможность скачивать thumbnails в удобной кнопке(не знаю, куда бы её поместить. но тоже можно в right click menu страницы, наверное) но сразу переименовать их названием из tittle page, качать в макс качестве картинки. они весят всё равно очень мало, сравнительно. если переименовывать, то добавить навзвание канала в конце или в начале.
  • (2022-11-14) c: Love it! Functional very well with YT Music. I wish you can make the thumbnail of the videos replace the video, instead of just black background.
  • (2022-10-31) J Rey: Va Perfecto y están pendientes de que se mantenga así. Excelente trabajo
  • (2022-10-23) Achintha Gunasekara: Loved it. Hope this gain your motivation (for developer)
  • (2022-10-13) Matthew P (Code Bender): I've been using this extension for a few weeks now, and I like it, but it's unfortunate that it's a bit of a pain to access from the YouTube Music app since you can't pin extensions in that. My main complaint is that it doesn't reliably prevent the automatic hourly (?) pausing that YouTube does to make sure you're still listening. As a feature request, I would love to see a context menu option to allow the video on a song-by-song basis, or even a context option to enable / disable video as we wish. This would make it much more accessible than having to navigate the menus to turn off all the features on the page. One other observation is that the song art still displays in the Toast notification on Windows 10 when you use a keyboard command (I have one with media controls) to pause the music. All together a solid extension though. 😀
  • (2022-09-30) 老狗: It only works for the live stream.
  • (2022-09-27) sa vip: This will help to play background YouTube video with even screen off through kiwi browser
  • (2022-08-07) Wimp Just Math: Удобно, выключил глобально, включаешь по необходимости. Опционально бы действительно превью на весь экран растягивать, как писали выше.
  • (2022-07-27) Aiden: Awesome - the only extension to date I've found that works on mobile. Love it.
  • (2022-07-19) assec42: Great extension, the developer seems to be very active and responsive! One gripe I do have is that it wasn't clear enough there was a shortcut to enable/disable the extension for a tab (not a lot of people read the update logs, especially if they just downloaded the extension!). Also, I saw a suggestion where the extension should display the thumbnail instead of the logo/black screen and I do agree: it would make the extension even better! Anyway, 5/5, best extension of its kind, and as someone said "It just works".
  • (2022-07-15) Humane Bicycle: excellent.
  • (2022-03-21) 김창공: I'm using it well. When turning off a YouTube video, is there a way to change the image to a black screen instead of Music Mode? I play a lullaby when I put my child to sleep, and I want to minimize the lighting.
  • (2022-03-17) Juan Jose Pena Becerra: Excelente Extension, ademas te libera de las distracciones de las miniaturas, no estoy seguro si tambien bloquea que carguen las imagenes, si es asi te ahorra mucho tiempo de carga.
  • (2022-03-14) William Parker: Superb! I wanted YouTube Music to play "music" not videos, and also the option to only play audio on some videos temporarily, and this extension has implemented exactly all the features that I needed!
  • (2022-03-11) Oscar Pearson: Really Good! Does everything it says and easy to use.
  • (2022-03-10) Maxwell Souza: Aparentemente funciona, queria desabilitar o video do youtube music para economizar dados. Porem nao sei se é só visual ou se realmente bloqueia o download.
  • (2022-03-10) Mark Caño: Works as advertised! Could save pc resources when listening to yt music tysm!

Latest issues

  • (2023-11-27, v:6.1.3) Кирилл Шибаев: Youtube Audio Track select
    на сервере youtube хранится несколько видео-дорожек и несколько аудио-дорожек. стандартный Youtube позволяет выбирать ТОЛЬКО видео-дорожку от 144 , 360 , 480 , 720 , 1080 . и выше. Но выбрать аудио-дорожку ( 48 kbps , 70 kbps , 160 kbps ) абсолютно невозможно. Приложение 3dYd позволяет выбрать любую видео и аудио дорожку что бы скачать. Но скачивать это не удобно , это для редких случаев. Я хочу попросить вас сделать ручной выбор любой аудио-дорожки , включая 5.1 , которые тоже существуют на youtube. На youtube существуют 5.1 аудио-дорожки , но послушать их невозможно. их можно только скачать с помощью 3dYd.
  • (2023-10-03, v:6.1.3) Ezy Bruker: are their plans to make this extension for safari
    I am thinking about getting an Iphone and I am going to miss using this extension are there any plans to make it for safari seeing as their is now extension for it on the iphone...
  • (2023-09-07, v:6.1.3) Richard Thanki: Love the extension but one problem
    Amazing work. Thank you. However, does the extension hook into keyboard functionality (cmd + M)? Can there be an option to turn this off?
  • (2023-07-26, v:6.1.3) Marcel: not working when a live video is yet to start
    Id like to get the default channel image that is displayed when a live is yet to start to be replaced by the audio mode image you have.
  • (2023-07-25, v:6.1.3) Agus Fadillah Sani: Automatically switch the video quality to lower
    Add a function which set the video quality to 144p or something lower when Music Mode is enabled.
  • (2023-06-06, v:6.1.1) Aditya Kumar 9thA 04: Not working when video is blocked
    It is showing an has been occur and song in not playing in yt music
  • (2023-06-06, v:6.1.1) Oshan Siriwardena: Not working anymore
    I get a message saying "an error has occured" whenever i try to block the video. would appreciate it if you could help out
  • (2023-06-02, v:6.1.1) SDuna: Blocking Video Causes Video not to Load
    Hiya, I just wanted to report that the extension doesn't seem to be working for me when I enable the option to turn off video on a Youtube video. The page "video" attempts to load but flags down an error "An error has occurred." I have tried disabling all of my other extensions and even tried resetting the settings on Chrome but the issue is still there. Was there some ninja update to Youtube that broken this extension?
  • (2023-05-19, v:6.1.1) Spaideris: Disable continue watching prompt
    not working
  • (2023-05-10, v:6.1.1) nahdamar178: Automatically turn on MM (Music Mode) for playlist
    How do i apply MM automatically for playlist queue only? I tried to configure the extension but it seems that either all videos (not just playlist) are automatically in MM (which is great for playlist but bad for regular videos) or all videos are not in MM (which is great for regular videos but bad for playlist, especially music videos / live performance clips). Any way this can be resolved?
  • (2023-05-09, v: Ezy Bruker: Since the New Update Videos shut off when navigating to new tabs or outside the app as well as the insite toggle button is gone..
    Since the New Update Videos shut off when navigating to new tabs or outside the app as well as the insite toggle button is gone. I am using this on Android through Kiwi Browser and since the new update I can no longer toggle the extension from the notification bar at the top of the site I have to switch it manually from a different tab... and the music stops now when I go out of the app or into a different tab which it did not do before... please fix this thank you.
  • (2023-04-27, v: Agus Fadillah Sani: Chromium bug: service worker (Inactive);
    MV3 service worker broke after performs manual restart chrome://restart . The workaround for now is simply uninstalling and reinstalling the extension. Being tracked on the issue 1271154: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1271154
  • (2023-02-10, v: Khoa Mai Anh: Add toggle button for shorts feature
    Adding a toggle button for the short feature like in a normal video will make users less confused.
  • (2023-01-23, v: Examosths: Better looking ui
    you ever think of changing the placeholder to like something more Aesthetic, not just like "Music Mode fr ytb" or something like that, would be cool if you jut put the logo on the top center and then the name under it or something you might think would be better , anyway really appreciate your work thanks
  • (2022-12-19, v: Arseniy P: yt shorts (vertical) no button on/off!
    yt shorts (vertical) no button on/off and no buttons from Enhancer for youtube...
  • (2022-11-23, v: Sabuj Pattanayek: This is no longer working on chrome 107.0.5304.110 (Official Build) (64-bit) or 108.0.5359.30 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) linux
    This is no longer working on chrome 107.0.5304.110 (Official Build) (64-bit) or 108.0.5359.30 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) linux
  • (2022-11-23, v: bzzz: Display thumbnail
    Hello Please add an option to display the thumbnail in the video instead of your logo while the audio only mode is on. Thanks
  • (2022-11-23, v: Shreyash Ninawe: thumbnail in place of blank space
    The image of thumbnail could be placed, in place of video. It's a minor thing, but it could make the page look better in terms of aesthetic. Thank you, Great Extension.
  • (2022-11-23, v: Ezy Bruker: Add a toggle for music mode to be on or off by default when reloading a YouTube page
    I am using this is on my Android phone btw using the kiwi browser works great and everything love it but every time I reload a YouTube page it defaults to music mode and blocks the video if you could add a toggle in setting to reverse this so that it only turns off the video when the button is pressed does that make sense
  • (2022-03-14, v: William Parker: Would be great to split the toggle option of the quick access buttons!
    Usually the user just needs to disable the audio for certain videos, so just the audio toggle button would be necessary for them.
  • (2022-03-06, v: gursimar oberoi: Thumbnails and video still showing in the scrolling bar
    I am using this extension on android kiwi, and for some reason all the thumbnails are still showing, fortunately when i open the video the video does not show as it is intended to but when i scroll the video time bar, video shows in the little box, how to fix this problem?
  • (2022-03-03, v: Moe Camerun: Disable "Continue Watching" prompt.
    First off, thanks a lot for this addon. Maybe it would be a good idea to add an option to disable the "Video paused. Continue watching?" prompt, which YouTube Music displays after some time of using.
  • (2022-02-07, v: Jon Peterson: Suggestion: Default Quality
    It would be great to have an option to set the stream quality (other than the default "auto"). The live streams that I listen to do not need more than 144p to sound good enough to my ears and I would appreciate a way to set this at the same time as enabling your fantastic extension. Thanks!
  • (2022-02-05, v: Fazıl Demir: There is a glitch in youtube music desktop
    whenever I open a song in youtube music, the page starts refreshing itself over and over like 6-7 times. The problem has gone after I disabled your extension. Can you take a look at this please. Thanks:)
  • (2021-12-31, v: Leo: Display thumbnail
    Hello Please add an option to display the thumbnail in the video instead of your logo while the audio only mode is on. Thanks
  • (2021-11-07, v: Ranjan Kumar: audio quality
    audio quality reduces after enabling this extension
  • (2021-10-18, v: Study Moreno: Ad blocker option not working?
    Hello! The ad-blocker option seems to only hide/block the video, but the ad's audio still gets through.
  • (2021-09-25, v: Кашель Сильный: Bug
    I have a problem, since recent (about a month ago) videos stopped playing with an extension enabled, if I disable other extensions, it still does not work, however, if enabled in incognito mode, then everything works as expected, even with all previously enabled extensions
  • (2021-09-22, v: Anass Wanass: Playlist Stopping Extension
    This extension is very nice for saving data! My only issue is that when I run a playlist it occasionally does not play at all (not even video) and needs to be refreshed for the extension to function properly. If this issue is fixed it'd be very easily a 5/5 effort! It happens to me several times a day (right now it happened with Google Chrome on version 93.0.4577.82, 64-bit) The only extensions I have are: "AdBlock — best ad blocker" (which reminds me, the extension ad block does not work for me when I tried removing this one) & "YouTube Nonstop" but even when I remove them I think I still get this issue. Maybe you could try to add an enabled option for "automatic refresh each video when moving through a playlist" or is that a very suboptimal workaround?
  • (2021-08-29, v: Jakub Ch: Not working
    when i try to activate it, the video starts loading but doesnt play at all, and if i turn it back off it video starts playing fine
  • (2021-08-04, v: Peter Ondko: separate options for youtube and youtube music
    very simply can there be different option settings for youtube vs youtube music? So videos play on youtube by default and don't play on youtube music by default?
  • (2021-02-28, v: Khayrul Islam: Room for improvement
    💨 When you access different website I saw that you have considered "/*youtube.com*". I think here you can add 1 more options that is "/music.youtube.com*" so that people can use your extension for youtube music only. 💨 Otherwise you can add an option to add url by user.
  • (2021-01-29, v: Amar Kawale: additional features
    A feature that can configure extensions' options as per website or page i.e. settings' for youtube music can be different than for youtube itself... Youtube can have hidden thumbnail not video itself whereas youtube music can have video blocked and not a thumbnail of playlist.
  • (2021-01-13, v: Shreyash Ninawe: thumbnail in place of blank space
    The image of thumbnail could be placed, in place of video. It's a minor thing, but it could make the page look better in terms of aesthetic. Thank you, Great Extension.
  • (2020-11-12, v: Aadil Syed: YTM music is currently broken (12th Nov 2020).
    In the extension options, I only disabled the video feed for Youtube Music (YTM) in the Progressive Web App (where you can click to 'install' YTM, it runs a simplified version of Google Chrome). Now, when I play my SuperMix playlist, the songs are constantly skipping to the next one. I'm seeing a lot of 'Skipping unavailable video' error messages in the bottom left of my screen. I'm going to make a video on this so y'all can see this. Video: https://youtu.be/LMBOEYb09i0
  • (2020-10-12, v: Paro: Add an option to enable music mode only on Youtube Music?
    Could you add an option to block video only on Youtube Music but enable video on Youtube?
  • (2020-08-11, v: Origami Phoenix: Playback Error
    Hello again, hope you're doing well. Working fine yesterday, but now when Music Mode is active for the page itself, no matter the configuration, it will cause "An error occurred. Please try again later." Activating it after the video has started will proceed as intended. Changing videos will cause the error. There has been no change in my use of other extensions. Extension Versions AND experience this issue | Chrome Version 84.0.4147.125 (Official Build) (64-bit) | Windows 10 Home Version 1903
  • (2020-06-16, v: Mark Strobel: No Audio
    When your extension is enabled, the audio disappears. I believe that your extension conflicts with Audio Equalizer and Amplifier Chrome extension. When I disable this equalizer and enable your extension, the audio is fine. The audio appears to only disappear when the equalizer is enabled. I really would like to keep the equalizer enabled because of improved sound quality. Is there any way to remedy this conflict? Thanks.
  • (2020-06-15, v: Mark Strobel: No Audio
    I installed your app today. However, the app not only disables videos, but also the audio. The video/audio return to normal when I disable your app. How can I disable videos yet keep the audio in tact? Thank you.
  • (2020-06-08, v: Origami Phoenix: Videos do not automatically play
    Whether in a playlist or general youtube, Music Mode requires you to manually press play every time the page changes. This extension was working fine before (approximately a week ago), so I do not know what has changed. Ad-Blockers such as Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin have no impact on this.
  • (2020-03-29, v:2.5.0) Dan Giese: Causes livestreams to crash
    Doesn't work with livestreams, crashes the video and causes a "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: XQplBRB-_E3Fb7CC)" message to display. Example: lofi hip hop radio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qap5aO4i9A
  • (2020-03-10, v:2.4.2) W Boumans: I highly recommend changing you permission
    I highly recommend changing you permission to youtube.com only, not ALL websites. This makes me (and other people) very nervous and wont be using this extension.


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4.644 (250 votes)
Last update / version
2024-01-09 / 6.4.2
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