Native HLS Playback

Native HLS Playback

Allow the browser to play HLS video urls (m3u8) 'natively'

Native HLS Playback
What is Native HLS Playback?
Native HLS Playback is a Chrome extension that uses hls.js to allow for streaming of HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) video URLs embedded as a video HTML element. Users can manage the URL catcher, enable debug mode, switch hls.js versions, toggle video size, and view timed metadata in the console. It now supports subtitles and uses hls.js 1.1.5 as its default player.
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 4.36 (241)
Version: 1.1.5 (Last updated: 2022-05-31)
Creation date: 2019-04-08
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • *://*/*.m3u8*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
Size: 1.31M
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This extension is a wrapper around the awesome hlsjs library:

Clicking on the extension icon will let you play any m3u8 embedded as a video html element in the current page.

New: type m3u8, then tab, then your m3u8 URL to play the URL in the extension.

Features: Enable/Disable the url catcher by clicking on the icon. Enable hls.js debug mode in the extension settings. Switch between hls.js 0.14.x, 1.0.x and 1.1.x in the settings. Now supports subtitles! Switch between zoom and native video size in the options. Display timed metadata in the console

Default player is now hls.js/1.1.5.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works great
  • Easy to use
  • Allows playback of online audio and video
  • No need for additional plugins or software
  • Some m3u8 files cannot be played
  • Lack of playback speed control
  • Incompatibility with certain browsers or websites
Most mentioned
  • Great extension
  • Doesn't work with some m3u8 files
  • Works like a charm
  • Incompatibility with certain browsers or websites
Recent reviews
Больше не пашет
by Prosto Chel Prosto Chel, 2022-02-12

Hope to play more online audio and video.
by Jianting Xu Jianting Xu, 2024-03-28

I don't know how secure it is, but it works! It allows me to play some of my local TV channels without going to their laggy websites and without watching ads other than the ads that are broadcast directly.
by A Google user, 2019-03-30
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Risk impact

Native HLS Playback is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 Native HLS Playback if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Native HLS Playback has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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