Improve YouTube! (Open-Source for YouTube)


Setup YouTube playback, layout and new features for Youtube once today and enjoy that for years! With our browser extension you have 42+ useful unique features to use with Youtube. To make your watching experience on Youtube a whole lot better and save you a lot of clicks and time.
ImprovedTube is open-source and free!
• Many functions can only be found here. To list a few:
✓ Video Description: Expand always
✓ customize youtube’s player Size (Resize Youtube Video)
✓ Adblocker: you can block ads but white-list ads from your Youtubers / channel subscriptions
✓ Expand Youtube videos to full window width / height
✓ Default fixed Video Quality to always match your Screen and bandwidth: always 720p, 1080p, 4k, 8k ? Or simply 480p, 240p? avoid 60 frames (vs. 30 fps)?
• Hide Elements (distraction free, or for teacher presentation): ✓ Remove Related Youtube Videos ✓ Remove Header ✓ Hide Annotations ✓ Hide Youtube Comments ✓ Hide live chat
✓ Reverse YouTube Playlist ✓ Shuffle Playlist
✓ H264 codec (h264ify to speed up Player / save CPU electricity. H.264 encoding is fast, efficient in GPUs built before 2016 without VP8 VP9 )
✓ Customize Player Shortcuts / hotkeys

• Extra Player Buttons (optional): ✓ Loop (Repeat) ✓ “Screenshot” (Save current Video Frame) ✓ Rotate Video ✓ … *Buttons work in embedded player now,*
✓ Default audio volume Level *(in YT videos on Facebook & everywhere)*
✓ Default Playback Speed *also in embedded player now*
✓ channel page: Enable / disable “featured content” and youtuber’s intro trailer
✓ Mini Player (when scrolling down)
✓ Pop-out Player (“always-on-top” is only possible through an app or your OS)

• Auto-Play always off / on by default:
✓ Player Auto-Play ✓ Youtube’s “Up Next” ✓ Playlist Auto-Play
• Night mode:
✓ Schedule better viewing at night time
✓ Dark theme and Black theme
✓ Blue-light filter (Preserve sleep. Relax eyes)
✓ Display dim
✓ Auto-pause ✓ Loudness normalization ✓ Subtitles / captions always on/off ✓ Thumbnail: HD or .gif on/off

✓ “keep classic Youtube” (Restore old Youtube Layout)
• Applies most settings live (without reloading)
• New Menu suits touchscreen without much more pixel space. (✓ Legacy menu style remains)
(Survey: Does anyone use ‘Force Flash player’ still? [email protected])

And many more features ✓ … ✓ …

ImprovedTube is lightweight. You can expect all normal YouTube functions to work as expected. We also care about your privacy. (Unlike many other extensions out there it only needs permission to access visuals and runs offline) We can’t care about what videos you watch, we just care that you are enjoying them with our extension and that you save time.

✓ Other Youtube extensions:
We tested many unique, friendly extensions and their compatibility
• Some notably cool, smart features recommended to use with ImprovedTube:
tell us what else we should feature!

• With ImprovedTube you don’t need extensions offering the following common features:
dark skin, adblock, automatic 4K YouTube auto hd, popout, lights off, floating, cinema mode magic actions, adblocker, youtube bandwidth enhancer, window expander, YouTube theater mode, looper, auto replay repeater, playback speed control; h264, video speed controller, …, …
Of course not all extensions are always compatible with each other but you can try all you need.
⇒ Just note that no Youtube app yet actually needs a permission other than “access”… – at most! (Only accept permissions like “alerts”, “change privacy settings”, “access all websites” and “browser history”, if you don’t care about privacy or spam sometimes. They could easily make permissions optional opt-in.)

Official Accounts and Links:
• Website:
• Twitter: @ImprovedTube
• Github:

⇒ Status:
We just Fixed:
[✓] YouTube Codec
[✓] YouTube Autoplay & Autopause
[✓] Forced YouTube Theater Mode
[✓] Player Size Skeleton
[✓] Many small fixes and improvements
[✓] Popup font size (chrome -> settings -> font size -> large)
[✓] YouTube-Player Size & Transparent Background;
[✓] How long ago YouTube Video was uploaded
[✓] Dim & Bluelight
[✓] YouTube-Screenshot
[✓] YouTube Video Quality
[✓] Moving Thumbnails
[✓] Collapsed YouTube comments
[✓] (YouTube Channel) Video counter
[✓] And when sidebar is empty, then content (video info, description, comments…) is centered

⇒ New Features:
Custom Shortcuts & Hotkeys for Youtube
Hide Youtube details
Youtube Themes
YouTube language
New feature for YouTube’s “Scroll for details”
YouTube Volume Mixer
ImprovedTube icon on YouTube: Draggable
ImprovedTube Search and language translation to all languages

Known Issues / To-Do List:
[x] …

Notice An Issue?
If you notice any issue, require support, or want a new feature please go to our Support Page. Please do not voice your issues in the Review section until after you try contacting us about the issue. We will work on resolving the issue to make your experience with ImprovedTube a 5/5 star experience.
You can get to the support page either through our extensions options page or you can visit our website directly at to contact us.
(Please contact specifically: [email protected] or [email protected] )

We are not affiliated with YouTube or an official extension.
This extension is independently developed for use with Youtube since 2012.

Improve YouTube! (Open-Source for YouTube)
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