screenshotDark Theme for YouTube™  |  Download A better alternative to the default Color scheme of YouTube especially at night time.

Some of the important features of the Dark Theme for YouTube™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Dark Theme for YouTube™.

In short, Dark Theme for YouTube™ makes YouTube to be easier on your eyes at night time. Dark YouTube adds a dark theme to YouTube with a Black background. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Dark Theme for YouTube™

  • Ultra-lightweight extension for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers.

  • Automatically sets a Dark theme for YouTube page.

  • Supports both HTML5 and Flash YouTube players.

  • Cross platform (Windows, Linux and Mac).

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

Matched Content


  • The internet has transformed the way we live, work, and study; and over the past few years, content available on the internet has evolved rapidly as well. A thing of the future in the era of slow internet speeds and spotty connectivity, video content has become an essential component of online media today. From product reviews to the latest news, professionals and amateurs alike are turning to video content in order to better connect with their audience. This change has taken a strong foothold in today's online world, and is in fact, making images and text obsolete in some cases. When it comes to watching or sharing videos, YouTube has become a recognizable brand around the globe. Simply put, YouTube is the new radio, TV, record store, magazine, and review guide rolled into one.

    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month, surpassing the number of human beings on the planet within a year by almost two to one. It is no wonder then, that YouTube has become the World's 2nd largest search engine, just after Google. While a few years ago you wouldn't believe this fact, today, users from over 50 countries upload video content in more than 60 different languages. A whopping 100 hours of new content are uploaded to YouTube every minute - that's nearly 6000 days of videos uploaded in each 24 hour period. Nearly 6 billion hours, or 250 million days, or more than half a million years of videos are watched on YouTube monthly. With these ridiculously large statistics, it is evident that YouTube has become more diverse and reaches a bigger audience than ever anticipated. Among the many users of YouTube, there is debate over layouts, search options, and long waiting times it takes pages to load. An increasing number of developers are creating custom solutions to make using YouTube a more pleasant experience. YouTube™ Dark is one such extension available for Mozilla Firefox. Designed to stand apart from other similar extensions, YouTube™ Dark is remarkable in that it sets a complete dark theme, allowing your eyes to relax and focus more on the content being displayed instead of being distracted by the surrounding page. Available in the Extensions section of Add-Ons for Mozilla Firefox and Opera, YouTube™ Dark can be instantly installed with a single click. It does not require you to restart your browser, so you can enjoy using it as soon as it is set up. Here are some of the features that make YouTube™ Dark an excellent choice for viewing videos. (a) The addon is developed as an ultra-lightweight extension, with no bloat-ware or unwanted features. You get exactly what you see, nothing more that will cause your system to slow down. (b) YouTube™ Dark automatically sets a dark theme for all YouTube pages so that you have a uniform experience while browsing through your favorite videos and playlists. (c) This extension supports both HTML5 and Flash based YouTube players; making it perfect for use with all types of devices. (d) Thanks to the simple construction and functionality, this extension can be used across various platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Dark Theme for YouTube™?

    Dark Theme for YouTube™ adds a smooth Dark theme with a black background to your YouTube page. It makes it easier on your eyes at night time while you are watching YouTube videos. This addon has 2 dark themes, you can switch between them with the in-page toggle button.

  • 2. What is new in this version?

    Check this link for information about your recent update.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Dark Theme for YouTube™?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How to disable Dark Theme for YouTube™ from Firefox?

    In order to disable this addon, go to Firefox extension page, and click on disable or remove addon.

  • 5. Is there a toolbar button for this addon??

    No, there is no button for this addon. Once installed it will work automatically when a YouTube page opens.

  • 6. Is there an option page or settings for this addon?

    No, there is no options or settings for this addon. The functionality is very simple and there is no need to add extra options or settings for this extension.

  • 7. How to install the extension from source (XPI file)?

    Simply drag and drop it into an open Firefox window and give it permission to install. There’s no need to restart the navigator in order for the changes to take effect


Reporting Bugs

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