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YouTube™ Stop Button

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Description from extension meta

Adds a stop button to the player interface to unload the player and stop the video from buffering any time.

Image from store YouTube™ Stop Button
Description from store This extension unloads the YouTube player without affecting the actual page. Removing the player eliminates any network requests to fetch or buffer the video. This is especially useful when you wish to watch the video later without YouTube preloading it and consuming your bandwidth. Key Features: 1. Disables automatic buffering 2. Halts player-related network activities 3. Unloads the player while keeping the page intact The extension introduces a new "Stop" button located next to the "Play" button. Click the "Stop" button whenever you want to unload the player. Additional Notes: 1. This extension exclusively supports the HTML5 player, offering no compatibility with Youtube's old Flash player. 2. Built on manifest v3, this extension adheres to the specified guidelines. 3. It only operates when the "Stop" button is triggered and remains in an idle state at all other times, ensuring no background activities are running.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-12-29) Diego Mellizo: It just works! I also love how it let you see the thumbnail full screen :D
  • (2022-03-03) Naga: I love this extention, also I would like the ability to automatically stop at the end of the video.
  • (2021-10-29) Phys-Fax: Thanks for the update 👍
  • (2021-10-24) VensJem: doesn't work :c
  • (2021-10-09) Bruder Jentzen: I can't get it to work at all. It does nothing.
  • (2021-10-09) Ali Saleh: I've been using this extension for a long time and it was always great but it has recently stopped working. I hope the developer will fix this soon.
  • (2021-10-09) Guy Hebert: Well, despite being updated recently, and me using the latest version of Chrome, this has stopped working. The button is there, and the cursor changes to a pointing hand when I hover over it, but clicking does nothing. I hope it will be fixed soon, or I will have to try and find an alternative, because it's an awesome feature. P.S. I hate that we have to rate these things up front. It should refelct overall experience, not recent. I would normally give it 5 stars, though!
  • (2018-12-07) Disciple de Jésus-Christ: marche
  • (2018-10-21) Phuong Tran: It should be perfect if have an option to stop video at the end
  • (2018-10-08) jose sojo: gracias
  • (2018-09-06) Mike: The button works fine, my issue is that your extension has permission to "Read your browsing history." There is no reason for you to include that if not for selfish reasons. No Thanks!
  • (2018-05-26) wibie4Life: Just now, I notice your Stop Button is GONE from the usual place at Youtube. Go fix it ASAP please. Then I'll change my rating again. Thanks!
  • (2018-01-24) Alex Trónica: It works with lastest Chrome version. Thanks!
  • (2017-11-08) Reza Ggg: Can you adapt it with the classic version of YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5nk5FgJn9c
  • (2017-08-02) Pranav Makwana: also working with new YouTube Layout!!!!
  • (2017-07-22) Amine Sidane: Works as expected, thanks
  • (2017-07-13) Fabio: Ótimo!
  • (2017-05-25) JDSN: Top.
  • (2017-03-01) W L: не работает
  • (2017-03-01) Salvaje: Works very well, but when there is a youtube video on another site that is not youtube, it doesn't work. When the video is in the channel results, i.e.those showing what the channel is about are not stopped.
  • (2017-02-20) Mohamed Osama: it doesn't work
  • (2016-12-15) Pratik Singhal: It just reloads the page when I hit the stop button.

Latest issues

  • (2018-05-23, v:0.1.4) wibie4Life: Stop Button is gone
    Youtube may upgrade its system again that causes your button to be obsolete and gone from its usual place. Need you to follow suit please.


1,000 history
3.5946 (37 votes)
Last update / version
2024-01-22 / 0.2.5
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