What’s your YouTube poison of choice? Whether it’s cute cat videos, celebrity gossip or motivational pep talks, you won’t want to miss these seriously handy YouTube hacks. If you’re a YouTube aficionado you’re about to change your binge-watching life forever!
GET THE SOUNDTRACK
Peggo.tv is the best thing ever! Copy and paste the link of your favorite video soundtrack into Peggo.tv. Peggo will then convert it into an MP3 file that you can download and listen to wherever you go. Music for your commute to work? Check!
HANDLE A WIFI CRISIS
Trying to watch some YouTube video, but your internet speed is so slow that the video just stops and stutters? Please stay calm. There’s an emergency procedure for situations like this. Go to youtube.com/account_playback and select, “I have a slow connection. Never play high quality video.” The quality might not be as good as you’re used to, but at least you’ve got something to watch!
CREATE YOUR OWN GIFS
Your life will never be the same again once you learn how to create your own GIFs. Add “gif” into the link of your YouTube video of choice (just like in the image). Choose a start time, write a catchy GIF title, then press the ‘create GIF’ button. Now check that out! You are the proud owner of your very own GIF.
GO AD FREE
If there’s something that sucks about YouTube, it’s the ads. Guess what? The Adblock for YouTube, “Google Chrome extension” gets rid of them completely! Download Adblock for YouTube from the Chrome store, and you’ll finally be able to say adiós to those never-ending ads.
THE ANSWER TO LIFE’S BIGGEST QUESTION
Well kind of… There’s nothing more annoying than watching a video, loving the soundtrack but not being able to find out what song it is. That ends now. Just copy and paste the YouTube link into MooMa.sh, and just like magic it will reveal your new favorite track.
SING YOUR HEART OUT
The Musixmatch Google Chrome extension turns every YouTube video into a potential karaoke track. All you’ve gotta do is add the Musixmatch for YouTube extension from the Chrome store. Next, choose your favorite colors and background in the options menu. Then sit back, relax and let those vocal cords rip!
FOCUS ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Focus on the video that you’re meant to be watching, and stop getting distracted by all the other tempting options in the sidebar. Read the comments, and go on with your online life with this lifesaving app. Download the Floating YouTube app from the Google Chrome Store to watch videos in a pop-out window that floats above the rest of your screen.
NEED FOR SPEED
Trying to watch a YouTube tutorial, but finding it a little slow and boring? Click the gear icon in the lower right corner of your video screen, and speed the video up! Of course, it also works if you want to watch something in slow motion. Just slow the speed down instead.
NERD IT OUT
Want to become the ultimate YouTube geek? Check out youtube.com/testtube and be one of the first to test out the latest YouTube experimental features!
GET TO THE GOOD PART
Share only the best parts of your favorite YouTube videos. Press CTRL and right click on the video that you want to share. Then select the second option, “Copy video URL at current time.” Paste it wherever you want, and show the world the YouTube clips you love the most.