Adds a stop button to the player interface to unload the player and stop the video from buffering any time.
This extension unloads the YouTube player without unloading the actual page. Since there is no player, there would be no network request to fetch data or buffer the video. This is useful when you want to watch the video later and do not want YouTube to prefetching the video and use your bandwidth.
Stops player network activities
Unloads the player without unloading (discarding) the page
The extension adds a new "Stop" button next to the "Play" button. You can press the button any time to unload the player.
1. This extension only works on the HTML5 player. There is no support for Youtube's old Flash player.
2. This extension is based on manifest v3
3. The extension only adds the "Stop" button and goes to the idle state until the unloading is requested. There are no background activities whatsoever.