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YouTube add-ons and tricks to improve your watching

Step up your video game.

YouTube packs in more features than you might realize.


Just about everyone with an internet connection watches a YouTube clip now and then. But most users stick to the basics of playing and sharing videos—the website and its app incarnations have so much more to offer. These hacks, tricks, and add-ons will take your YouTubing to the next level.

Line up videos to watch later

YouTube's Watch Later playlist is one of its handiest features, but not everyone knows about it. It's a default playlist YouTube automatically creates for you, and it lets you set up a queue of clips, which will be ready to go whenever you've got time to watch them. You can also create other video playlists for whatever purpose you like, from party mixes to movie trailers.

Here's how to use it: When you're watching

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