Late last year, YouTube introduced its Music Key service with little fuss, providing ad-free music on the site for $7.99 per month. Although many music lovers listen to songs on YouTube, it is in no way superior to real music services such as Google Music or Spotify, which offers background listening and allows you to find songs without visiting the site.
However, the introduction of a third-party extension, called Streamus, has changed all that, converting the website into a music service that exists in a popup menu in the browser. The creators of Streamus admitted on Reddit that it took over three years to build it.
This Chrome extension is created with the Material design language of Google, allowing you to find the songs of your choice on YouTube inside a popup, put them in the playlist, and listen immediately without having to open a YouTube tab. As expected on a music service, the extension also enables you to share YouTube music with a URL. With Streamus’s radio service, you can find suggestions depending on the songs you like to listen.
In all, this awesome extension brings out the full potential of YouTube’s music service.