Play HLS

Play HLS

Play HLS urls in-browser

Play HLS
What is Play HLS?
"Play HLS" is a Chrome extension that empowers users to play HLS urls or m3u8 links directly in their browser. Leveraging an hls.js library from video-dev, the extension works by transmuxing MPEG-2 Transport Stream and AAC/MP3 streams into ISO BMFF (MP4) fragments. The transmuxing process can occur asynchronously with help from Web Worker (if available). Also, the extension supports HLS + fmp4 as announced during WWDC2016. Importantly, it operates directly with standard HTML<video> elements, eliminating the need for any player.
By: play-hls
Users: 200,000+
Version: 1.7 (Last updated: 2022-10-28)
Creation date: 2020-06-03
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • *://*/*m3u8*
  • *://*/*.ts*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 493.57K
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Play HLS urls in-browser Extension with an hls.js library from: Play the m3u8 links you click on and any m3u8 links you paste into the address bar.

It works by transmuxing MPEG-2 Transport Stream and AAC/MP3 streams into ISO BMFF (MP4) fragments. This transmuxing could be performed asynchronously using Web Worker if available in the browser. hls.js also supports HLS + fmp4, as announced during WWDC2016

hls.js does not need any player, it works directly on top of a standard HTML

User reviews
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  • Works as expected
  • No extra permissions needed
  • Allows to watch live TV for free
  • Some m3u8 files cannot be played
  • Does not work for certain channels
Most mentioned
  • not working
Recent reviews
by 블루스톰 블루스톰, 2024-05-18

설치해도 안되는건 뭐에요?
by L Y L Y, 2024-04-30

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Risk impact

Play HLS 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 Play HLS if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Play HLS has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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