Fast YouTube Load

Fast YouTube Load

YouTube page load is 5x slower in Firefox than in Chrome because YouTube's Polymer redesign relies on the deprecated Shadow DOM v0 API only implemented in Chrome. This extension helps you to load more faster the page in your Firefox.

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What is Fast YouTube Load?

'Fast YouTube Load' is a Firefox add-on designed to drastically improve the loading speed of YouTube in Firefox. It optimizes and fastens loading by changing the design to a pre-Polymer one which increases the website's performance and effectively makes it 5x faster.

Stats date:
Users: 884 ▲ 30
Rating: 3.62 (52)
Version: 1.4.1 (Last updated: 2020-05-23)
Creation date: 2018-07-26
Weekly download count: 59
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequestBlocking
  • webRequest
  • *://*
Size: 35.31K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Note: This add-on is completely free! Please consider making a small donation (and write me a message) or write an review. Thank you!

The main idea of the add-on is to optimize YouTube loading in Firefox, which is considerably slower because YouTube's Polymer redesign relies on the deprecated Shadow DOM v0 API only implemented in Chrome.

To make loading faster there are several procedures that even change the appearance of YouTube to a previous pre-Polymer design and that helps in terms of website performance in Firefox. If you can make a comparison when using the add-on you will see a big difference in loading speed in about 5x.

Have a suggestion, requests, doubts or encountered an error? Please open a new issue.

** This add-on is not receiving updates anymore. **

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Makes YouTube browse faster in some cases
  • Resolves loading issues with YouTube homepage
  • Does not come loaded with unnecessary features or garbage
  • Useful for users who prefer Firefox over Chrome
  • Appears to be discontinued and may cause problems with current YouTube functionalities
  • May double the YouTube load time instead of reducing it
  • May cause YouTube to refresh every time a new page is loaded
  • Dark mode does not function properly, reverts back to light theme temporarily
  • The extension may cause breakages in YouTube theme changes
Most mentioned
  • Problems with dark mode
  • Potential slow down of YouTube loading instead of speedup
  • Possibility of the add-on being discontinued
  • The contrast among experiences of YouTube speed improvements
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Risk impact

Fast YouTube Load may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Fast YouTube Load has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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