Stop Autoplay for Youtube™ Extended

Stop Autoplay for Youtube™ Extended

Stops autoplay on YouTube™. Extended: Starts the video when you focus the tab. Don't like? Use the version without 'Extended'.

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What is Stop Autoplay for Youtube™ Extended?

Stop Autoplay for YouTube™ Extended is a user-friendly Chrome extension that enhances your YouTube browsing experience. It stops autoplay, ensuring videos only start when you switch to their tabs. It is perfect for people who open multiple video tabs simultaneously. For those who don't want it to play after tab switch, a non-Extended version is also available.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-12-01
Users: 17,754
Rating: 2.34 (410)
Version: 4.1.1 (Last updated: 2018-03-01)
Creation date: 2018-03-01
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 13.92K
Email: Click to see
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--- THIS IS THE EXTENDED VERSION: IT PLAYS THE VIDEO WHEN YOU SWITCH TO THE TAB --- If you don't want this, search for the version without "Extended" or use this link:

Version History

4.1.0: Modernized the code, more bullet-proof stopping. Merry Christmas! Performance work; Also updated options page to give more information and a way to contact me when having issues. 4.0.5: This release stops pausing on playlist pages. 4.0.4: Right click on YT Video -> Loop is supported now. Version 4.0: A YouTube™ experiment plays the video after being stopped. This updates addresses that. Also, it has a better performance now.


If you've ever opened a bunch of videos in the background, you'll know how annoying it is when they all start playing automatically.

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  • Does exactly what it says according to one user
  • Not working for many users
  • Confusing on what it is supposed to do
  • Interferes with other functionalities of Youtube
  • Restarts videos that have already been watched
  • Doesn't have the facility to stop autoplay for Youtube according to some users
  • Doesn't work with windows 11 and chrome browser
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
  • Doesn't stop autoplay
  • Restarts already watched videos
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Risk impact

Stop Autoplay for Youtube™ Extended may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Stop Autoplay for Youtube™ Extended may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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