Cast YouTube in Browser

Cast YouTube in Browser

Control YouTube in your browser from your smartphone or tablet. Enables the YouTube for TV interface in your browser, which is normally blocked on desktop. YouTube TV supports casting from a mobile device.

Total ratings for Cast YouTube in Browser
4.09 (Rating count: 11)
Merlin
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Pros
  • Makes Youtube think the browser is a TV which enables functionality.
  • Can cast to 4k resolution.
  • User provided a fix to make all video qualities available.
Cons
  • Does not work at all for some users, leading to removal after short use.
  • Any video that runs at 60 fps defaults to 720p, affecting watchability.
  • Limited to video quality support of up to 720p without user modifications.
Most mentioned
  • Issue with defaulting to 720p on 60 fps videos.
  • Ability to cast to TVs or devices as if the browser is a TV.
  • Add-on is not functional or useful for some users.
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Recent reviews for Cast YouTube in Browser
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All time rating average: 4.09
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Date Author Rating Comment
2024-01-21 kadzooks I thought this was just a web shortcut to the Youtube TV link, but it's also doing something to make Youtube think this is a TV so it actually works
2024-01-20 iogangi
2024-01-20 Firefox user 18248813 Completely garbage. Does NOT work at all. Waste of time. Removed after 10 min of trying to get it to run,.
2024-01-06 akasico1
2023-11-09 Alejo
2023-10-23 Matthias Simon
2023-06-28 Hippo can cast to 4k no problem but noticed that any video that runs 60 fps defaults to 720p. makes some videos unwatchable because of this issue
2023-05-09 armac911
2023-03-29 Firefox user 16771153
2023-03-02 7kt swe this addon becomes almost pointless when only having video quality support up to 720p.. I wrote and tested this fix in about:debugging#, this will make all video qualities available Update background_script.js with this: "use strict"; if (typeof browser === "undefined") { var browser = chrome; } const targetPage = "https://*.youtube.com/*"; const uaKey = "user-agent"; const refKey = "referer" const tvUa = "Mozilla/5.0 (PS4; Leanback Shell) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0 LeanbackShell/01.00.01.75 Sony PS4/ (PS4, , no, CH)"; const tvPath = "/tv"; function rewriteUserAgentHeader(e) { const targetPath = new URL(e.url).pathname; const originPath = e.originUrl ? new URL(e.originUrl).pathname : undefined; if (targetPath !== tvPath && originPath !== tvPath) { return; } let uaHeader; for (let header of e.requestHeaders) { if (header.name.toLowerCase() === uaKey) { uaHeader = header; break; } } if (uaHeader) { uaHeader.value = tvUa; } return { requestHeaders: e.requestHeaders }; } browser.webRequest.onBeforeSendHeaders.addListener(rewriteUserAgentHeader, { urls: [targetPage] }, ["blocking", "requestHeaders"]);
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