Youtube audio_only

Youtube audio_only

Listen to Youtube audio, no video is downloaded (save CPU, GPU, bandwidth and battery) It doesn't work on all videos. (Some videos doesn't provide audio only stream.) Live is not supported.

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What is Youtube audio_only?

Youtube audio_only is a Firefox add-on that allows you to listen to Youtube audio without downloading the video. It saves CPU, bandwidth, and battery by avoiding video playback. Not all videos are supported and live streams are not supported. The add-on improves performance, removes slowdown on non-youtube pages, and supports embedded videos.

Stats date:
Users: 762 ▲ 20
Version: 0.3.11 (Last updated: 2023-09-19)
Creation date: 2017-11-15
Weekly download count: 47
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • *://*/*
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
Size: 22.59K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Changes I make: Improve performance (less cpu, memory usage), remove slow down side effort on non-youtube related pages, add embedded video support (ex: NightBot autodj), Disabling extension reloads active tab only (page containing youtube)

Rewrite is based on Youtube Audio by Animesh Kundu.

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.
  • Works well and consistently for most users
  • Improves YouTube load times, especially for audio
  • Helps in saving bandwidth and data usage
  • Requires 'Access your data for all websites' permission
  • Some users reported continuous refreshing of videos, interrupting playback
  • Does not support audio downloads, only blocks video
Most mentioned
  • Works well particularly for listening to music or talks on YouTube
  • Effective alternative to other YouTube audio-only add-ons
  • Some technical issues with the add-on interrupting or stopping playback
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Risk impact

Youtube audio_only 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 add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Youtube audio_only if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Youtube audio_only is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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