Are you someone who likes to listen to YouTube music playlists in the background while you are working on your computer? Playlists are ideal for that as you can have them playing in the background for a while, which works best for audio contents obviously. Sometimes, you can just blend out the video part as well, for instance if something is reviewed on YouTube.
While you may notice when a new video starts playing, you do not necessarily know what kind of video is now playing. For music videos you may want to know for instance the song and artist that is playing right now, for other videos what it is about. You can of course switch back to the YouTube tab or bring Chrome to the front and switch to the YouTube tab then to read the title and additional information right there, or, use the Now playing Pop-up for Chrome extension instead.
How it works?
Simple. Just install the extension in Google Chrome and watch notifications appear whenever a new YouTube video starts playing. The extension has been designed with playlists in mind and especially so if you are running them in the background and not in the foreground.
The desktop notification displays the title of the video in the lower right corner of the screen. Note that the quality depends largely on the video uploader's title selection. Some titles may not give you any clues what the video is about, while others, like the one above, highlight exactly the information that you may find useful (artist and song that is in this case).
A click on the settings icon opens a small menu with options. Here you can change the location of the desktop notification from the lower right corner to lower left, or upper left and right corner instead. You can furthermore disable the notifications here if you do not want them to be displayed right now, which may be useful if you plan to run full screen applications for instance.
Now Playing Pop-up for YouTube is a useful extension for Chrome if you like to listen to YouTube videos that play in the background while you are working on your PC.
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