Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™

Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™

Play YouTube videos in the highest or lowest available quality.

What is Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™?
Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™ is a YouTube-enhancing Chrome extension. It sets YouTube videos to automatically play in either the highest (HD) or lowest (LQ) available qualities. The quality selection depends on users' preference and can be switchable easily through the toolbar popup UI. This feature is particularly useful given different internet speeds, enabling HD quality for speedy connections and LQ for slower ones to save bandwidth. The extension also provides an auto mode for YouTube's default quality setting.
By: Benni
Users: 2,000+
Rating: 4.36 (33)
Version: 0.1.7 (Last updated: 2023-07-30)
Creation date: 2018-04-26
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 38.26K
URLs: Website
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Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™ is an extension that forces the YouTube player to play videos in the highest (HD) or lowest (LQ) available qualities.

Some features:

  1. Automatically set the Highest/Lowest available quality for all YouTube videos, depending on the user's choice.
  2. Easily switch the quality type from the toolbar popup UI.
  3. HD quality is useful where internet speed is high enough to load large videos.
  4. LQ is handy where internet speed is low and you just want to see what the video is, and don't want to waste your bandwidth.
  5. There is also an option to automatically set the video quality by YouTube (auto mode).

Note: to report bugs, please visit the addon's homepage ( and fill the bug report form.

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  • Easy to use
  • Saves time
  • Works well
  • Doesn't work consistently
  • No option to set default quality
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Doesn't work properly
  • Saves time
Recent reviews
Es rapida y no hay que estar tocando muchos botones, una configuracion sencilla y facil de usar, y lo bueno de todo es que funciona sin problemas, recomendado
by Luis Reyes Luis Reyes, 2024-03-24

Terrible doesn't work all it does is waste storage do not download this extension

Works awesomely and it's one of the lightest in all chrome web store. However, it would be great to choose the maximum resoltion you want in HD, because 4K videos are quite heavy for some computers/networks.
by Alejandro Lopez Alejandro Lopez, 2023-02-08
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Risk impact

Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™ is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Auto HD|LQ for YouTube™ has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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