Highly specific music playlists. Click on the photo to be redirected to the Youtube playlist. Now, if you’re wondering how Youtube can be a viable music player when it’s littered with ads and pop-ups, then you can find below instructions on installing userscripts. If you prefer Spotify, there’s a link in the Youtube playlist description to the respective Spotify playlist, but do note there a lot of songs are missing due to Spotify’s limitations.
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How to turn Youtube into a music player (on Desktop)
We just need to install a browser extension and two userscripts. A userscript is a piece of coding that gives specific instructions to your browser.
First, install browser extension Tampermonkey. This is just a userscript manager, available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera and Firefox. Choose your browser from the tabs at the top and install the extension.
Next, we need to get rid of all those Youtube ads. Install uBlockOrigin. This is an incredibly powerful ad and content blocker userscript. Available for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera.
Finally, Youtube has this very annoying ‘feature’ where they will periodically pause a video and launch a pop-up saying ‘Video paused. Continue watching?’, thus effectively interrupting a playlist until you click the ‘Yes’ button. I found this lovely userscript created by AngusWR, which will automatically click the ‘Yes’ button when the pop-up appears. Download it here via the GreasyFork website.
Now you can just click play on any Youtube playlist and it will play uninterrupted!