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Developer(s)Sean Anderson
Initial releaseFebruary 11, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02-11)
Available inEnglish
LicenseApache License

Streamus is a discontinued open-source Chrome extension that acted as a music player for YouTube, allowing users to listen to YouTube videos as music without having YouTube open.[1][2][3][4][5]


Streamus features include the ability to search for YouTube videos and create playlists, keyboard shortcuts, Beatport integration, and Omnibox integration.[6] Omnibox integration allows users to search using Streamus with the URL address bar, by typing "Streamus" and hitting tab.[3]


On July 13, 2015, after four months of intense negotiation, Sean announced that due to difficulty meeting YouTube's API guidelines, the extension would be removed from the Chrome Web Store the following day.[7] The reason and the entire email conversation with the YouTube team was made public by the author through his extension app.[8]

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  1. ^ Owen Williams (20 January 2015). "This Chrome extension turns YouTube into a serious music service". The Next Web.
  2. ^ "StreamusChromeExtension". Github. MeoMix. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Kumparak, Greg. "Streamus Turns Chrome Into A Fast, Free, YouTube-Powered Spotify Alternative". TechCrunch. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Tuong. "Chrome extension turns YouTube into your own personal radio station". CNET. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Streamus Turns Chrome Into a YouTube Powered Music Player". LifeHacker. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  6. ^ Anderson, Sean. "Getting Started". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  7. ^ MeoMix. "hi so an update". Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ San_Brian_K. "Image url for shutdown conversation with youtube".

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