Music Mode for YouTube™

Music Mode for YouTube™

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

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Music Mode for YouTube™ is a featured Chrome extension by Thunderarea. It was previously known as Music Mode for Youtube™. It has 9,725 weekly active users and an average rating of 4.74. Music Mode for YouTube™ is similar to Audio Only Youtube and Audio Only for YouTube™. The latest version is and was updated 11 days ago. Music Mode for YouTube™ is available in English and 3 other languages. Within Chrome Web Store, its overall ranking is #8770.

Stats date:
Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 9,725 ▲ 98
Rating: 4.74 (168)
Version: (Last updated: 2022-11-26)
Creation date: 2020-06-17
Manifest version: 3
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • tabs
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Featured: Yes
Size: 136.19K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Found a bug?
*If you face problems with the new version of the extension (version 6) please go to Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions > re-enable the extension and accept the new permissions. (for Kiwi and Brave browser go to menu > Extensions and do the same)

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.
  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. 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. The user can select the appearance of the video thumbnails in YouTube
  2. Hides the thumbnails and various other images in Google search when you search for a song or a singer
  3. Quick access buttons: two extra buttons on YouTube in order to hide the thumbnails and block the video quickly without using the popup window
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Risk impact

Music Mode for YouTube™ requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Music Mode for YouTube™ if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Music Mode for YouTube™ has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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User reviews
it works very well
by Bayu Mutawakkil Bayu Mutawakkil, 2022-12-01

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.
by Arseniy P Arseniy P, 2022-11-21

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.
by c c, 2022-11-14
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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

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