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Hotkeys for YouTube Music™

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Hotkeys for YouTube Music! Use your keyboard's media keys to play, pause, stop, skip and go back on the YouTube Music™ website.…

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Description from store Hotkeys for YouTube Music! Use your keyboard's media keys to play, pause, stop, skip and go back on the YouTube Music™ website. The hotkeys work while you are in other programs too. This is for the recently launched https://music.youtube.com Keys can be rebound by going to chrome://extensions/shortcuts in chrome's address bar. If this helps you, consider donating: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=NGT2AJ6WXEXEQ I make no money from this otherwise. YouTube Music is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-05-18) Anthony Spade: Great extension that provides better support for YTM. I'd also like it if you could assign a hotkey for shuffle and repeat.
  • (2022-05-11) Tony Jobson: Love this! thank you! can have media keys turned off for chrome as a whole so YT videos don't get messed up when i play / pause music but can still control the YT music app like a proper media player.
  • (2022-03-28) Shane Reddy: This extension is great, love it! The latest Chrome update Version 99.0.4844.84 has broken it. This update has broken a number of plugins as well as the latest update introduces certificate signing. Any update is required on the plugin. Thanks again for the great plugin.
  • (2022-02-04) Softhaze: Great job, really helpful. It works even outside Chrome just fine. Thanks!
  • (2021-08-07) Антон «DNFMB» Лялин: Отличное приложение!
  • (2021-07-30) Stoned Penguin: It just works, even with chrome app for youtube music. FYI, you have to restart both browser and the app for it to work.
  • (2021-05-21) Dan Hargest: SO happy I found this. Love the global keyboard shortcuts. Happy to donate $5. Note that you have to restart Chrome after installing.
  • (2021-05-01) Mitchel Busnel: Works perfectly as intended. Google should be paying you to do this for them, seriously.
  • (2021-04-04) Blared: All buttons works but when I pause the music it auto resumes after a few seconds, only way to stop music is closing the tab or deleting the extension, It's sad cause I've been looking for this for a long time and I don't know why it does that to me
  • (2021-04-02) EccentriChuck: So far, and I installed this about 1.5 minutes ago, it is flawless. A single reload and Logitech G613 has full media key control over the installed YouTube Music App for Chrome on Windows 10, to be silly stoopid specific and all.
  • (2021-03-18) Aleksandr Dmitriev: thx
  • (2021-02-17) Jason Lines: Thanks - very useful and it just works (I have YT Music installed as a desktop app - needed a restart to make it work but all good after that)
  • (2021-01-23) Brandon “Underlore com” Sergent: No longer working as far as I can tell. If there's a procedure for making it work it needs better documentation. Also, no shortcuts for Thumb up/down. Which to me should have been higher priority than volume control.
  • (2021-01-08) Abdullah dicky S: not works on brave browser
  • (2020-12-23) ян табакин: doesn't work on Lenovo ideapad 330, please fix.
  • (2020-11-28) Jeremy Walker: Didn't work
  • (2020-11-19) Troy David Cook: Thank god! Play music just went away and my keyboard just stopped working for music controls. Big thanks!!
  • (2020-11-11) Sohail Baregzai: Works exactly as described. Would be nice if there were more input options. Maybe one for each shortcut on the Youtube Music website? ( You can see those using Shift + / )
  • (2020-11-02) ryland davis: This shouldn't need to exist google...
  • (2020-10-31) David Powers: Works wonderfully. Finally able to use Youtube music properly without having to click on the tab Every. Single. Time. Thank you for this!
  • (2020-10-26) cherixberry: Refresh the page after installing. I was considering switching to other music apps after GPM ended because of this problem, thankfully this extension just saved me hours and hours of rebuilding my music library on another platform just to have play/pause buttons!
  • (2020-10-08) Robert King: Works perfectly! Again, a real shame Google didn't make this work natively.
  • (2020-10-07) Jon Tice: Just what I was looking for. Like others mentioned, I had to restart chrome for it to function correctly.
  • (2020-09-23) Назар Мельник: Work amazing on macbook 15" 2019!
  • (2020-09-16) Thad Williams: Note, if you already have ytmusic open, you'll need to refresh that tab to get this to work. After that, it seems to work just fine. Simple.
  • (2020-09-14) Austin Hodges: Wow. Another extension that gives Youtube Music missing basic functionality. I think I have more extensions than YoutubeMusic has in code. Thank you for making a sh*tty service (YTM) bearable.
  • (2020-09-09) Mykola Grytsenko: It's not clear how to activate it. Not user-friendly at all.
  • (2020-09-01) Cameron Harr: Can you make the keys customizable? Thanks for the plug-in! Unfortunately, my work KB doesn't have media keys, so if you could allow customizable key combinations like the GPM extension, that would be perfect.
  • (2020-08-26) Ethan Wells: Thank you so much
  • (2020-08-12) Navarr Barnier: Love it! Do wish it had keybinds for thumbs-up/down though
  • (2020-08-11) Christian Gravemaker: Tipped the YT Music team several times about them needing to support hot keys. And you just fixed it with an extension. Works great!
  • (2020-08-09) Ryan Plate: Oh thank goodness! Was getting really tired of Chrome seemingly linking keyboard media keys to a random tab and having to find which one is playing audio... Kudos to you, PaulHansen. Boo Google - poor implementation.
  • (2020-08-07) Luke Mason: Works great on Chrome on macos 10.15.6
  • (2020-08-05) Matthew Kennedy: Works great with the media keys on my Mac
  • (2020-08-04) Jayden Blain: recent chrome update made media keys stop working, this fixed it. it even works while in a game so this is amazing.
  • (2020-08-01) Moises-D Figueroa-Jr.: Awesome dude!
  • (2020-07-16) Mike Pope: Thank you for this!!! Such a shame Google couldn't setup media keys to have this work natively.
  • (2020-07-14) Matt J: This makes YouTube music usable finally, thank you so much.
  • (2020-07-14) Bill Riess: Perfect!
  • (2020-07-11) Josiah Blouin: You sir, are a hero! Thank you for doing what Google did with Google Play Music, but can't seem to on YouTube Music.
  • (2020-07-10) Brad Jodoin: Thank goodness for this plugin. I don't see how Google expects people to move from GPM to YTM without the functionality provided by this extension.
  • (2020-07-08) Vasyl Boroviak: Marvellous! :) Thanks mate
  • (2020-07-01) Chris Reynolds: 💥 BOOM! Thank you! Even works with the YouTube Music chrome desktop app.
  • (2020-06-30) Богдан Литовченко: Good
  • (2020-06-29) Patrick B: Wortks perfect. Thanks!
  • (2020-06-25) Juergen Gapon: Works in normal window but also in the PWA app YoutubeMusic. Thank you kind man for covering youtube's issues.
  • (2020-03-27) Richard Bergsma: This app does exactly what it supposed to do! Finally I can use my keyboard media keys again for listening to music online. Thank you PaulHansen
  • (2020-03-26) Andrii Shumada: Simply works. Nothing else is needed from this extension. Thanks!
  • (2020-03-25) Canadian Steve: Fantastic! I can finally leave it running in the background and switch music without having to go back to the Youtube music screen. Thanks!
  • (2020-03-19) Alessandro Mercurio: Work well with multimedia keys of my razer keyboard

Latest issues

  • (2022-09-22, v:1.0.0) Kyle Lucy: Hotkeys not working
    This extension has recently stopped working for me. When I press the hotkeys, nothing happens.
  • (2022-08-27, v:1.0.0) Ben Haynes: How to set Apple Media Keys?
    I am clicking the "edit" button in the extension options, but when I press the Apple Media keys to set them, no keystroke is recorded. Any ideas on how to set these three keys?
  • (2022-08-14, v:1.0.0) SINIU: command for like and dislike
    do you think it would be possible to add a command for the like and dislike functions of youtube music?
  • (2022-03-28, v:1.0.0) Shane Reddy: Chrome update has broken the plugin (Version 99.0.4844.84)
    This extension is great, love it! The latest Chrome update Version 99.0.4844.84 has broken it. This update has broken a number of plugins as well as the latest update introduces certificate signing. Any update is required on the plugin. Thanks again for the great plugin.
  • (2022-02-04, v:1.0.0) Alex Savenko: Work on Ubuntu 20.04
    Hi, Is it work on ubuntu 20.04 with unity?
  • (2021-12-06, v:1.0.0) inhowl: Everything works except the volume keys
    All the other keyboard shortcuts work, but whatever i set them to, the volume controls don't do anything no matter what
  • (2021-11-16, v:1.0.0) Scott Conant: Chrome Media Keys
    For anyone that is having trouble with this extension, please try disabling the built in Chrome Media Keys. chrome://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling
  • (2021-06-29, v:1.0.0) Isaac Gifford: YouTube Music UI Controls don't work while plugin is enabled
    My guess is an update to Youtube Music probably is causing a conflict with this plugin. When this plugin is enabled, none of the UI buttons work within YouTube Music. This behavior just recently started happening.
  • (2021-02-24, v:0.0.2) Devyn Smith: Media Button Skips 2 Tracks
    The media button skips 2 tracks instead of just one...not the worst issue, but kind of annoying
  • (2021-02-03, v:0.0.2) Samuel Robitaille: doesnt work on chromebook
    my keyboard doesnt have a media key, i tryed to reprogram on chrome extension but it doesnt work, any help?
  • (2020-10-07, v:0.0.2) Jon Tice: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
    I'm also interested in the Thumbs Up and Thumbs down hotkeys to be added, such as Shift + - or Shift + = as shown in Googles Shortcuts (without needing the window to be on top) https://support.google.com/youtubemusic/thread/180145?hl=en
  • (2020-08-31, v:0.0.2) Issa Fram: Source Code
    Can you please provide a link to the source code (GitHub or something similar)? I want to check up to see no HTTP requests are being made.
  • (2020-08-19, v:0.0.2) plastic MAYHEM: yeh this plugin does not work, you have to activate it
    then it does nothing none of the media buttons work. if you re-set the buttons in the configuration, literally say "stop" and re-program it as media stop, just like it was the video playing at the time will stop and thats it. there is no other way to get it to do anything.
  • (2020-05-21, v:0.0.2) Charles Hellyar: doesnt work at all
    it doesnt work all please help
  • (2020-05-13, v:0.0.2) Ian Davidson: Open pinned tab when play is toggled.
    This extension has better interaction with youtube music than "Google YouTube Music Hotkeys" however, I would love to see a youtube music tab automatically open and pin when the play button is pressed and nothing is playing. This feature is available in the above app, but can only open google music.
  • (2020-04-21, v:0.0.2) Cory Ului: Thumbs up/down shortcuts
    Great extension! Please, please most definately add thumbs up/down shortcuts! Thanks!
  • (2020-02-23, v:0.0.2) Will保哥: not working for my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    It's not working for my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. I can't play/pause using keyboard. Can you help?
  • (2020-01-06, v:0.0.2) Aaron Ellis: Control for new desktop shortcut/player
    I got the prompt to save it to my desktop today and I did, but noticed this no longer works. Is there any chance that functionality could be added? Or is that out of the realm of possibilities?
  • (2019-12-29, v:0.0.2) Александр Шестаков: Like and Dislike
    Thanks for a great extension! Please add the ability to like and dislike using hotkey Спасибо, отличное расширение! Добавьте, пожалуйста, возможность лайкать и дизлайкать с помощью хоткеев
  • (2019-12-17, v:0.0.2) Victor Moran: You are awesome
    Give paypal you deserve some beers
  • (2019-08-02, v:0.0.2) Patkós Csaba: Thumbs Up/Down request
    Hi, I love and use this extension. It works very well and I love it. The only things I am missing are two shortcuts for thumbs up and thumbs down. There is a plugin for Google Play music I was using before Youtube Music, and that had it. I got used to have shortcuts to just thumbs up/down any song any time, without switching to YT Music tab. Thank you.
  • (2018-09-21, v:0.0.1) hotkeys stopped working
    Worked for a few minutes, then stopped, both in and out of browser. Suggestions for how to investigate?


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4.8 (102 votes)
Last update / version
2021-04-12 / 1.0.0
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