YouTube does not support some 4K videos in Safari for Mac. This extension shows abadge in the toolbar if a YouTube video you’re watching offers quality higher than 1080p. Click the toolbar button to open the video in another web browser and enjoy it in full 4K glory.
This way you can open any page (not just YouTube videos) in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera or another app. Skip video ad that’s playing: hold Fn key and click the toolbar button.
You don’t even need a 4K TV or monitor to benefit from this app. Most MacBook and iMac models have Retina displays with native resolution higher than 1080p. You also get higher video bitrates and crispness on any display.
Google uses VP9 and AV1 video codecs for YouTube videos that have quality higher than 1080p. Safari on macOS, iOS and tvOS does not support some of those videos. To play such YouTube videos in HDR, 1440p, 2160p or higher quality you’ll have to use a different web browser.
Now, when you watch YouTube videos in Safari, the extension will let you know if there’s 4K quality available. Look out for thebadge on the toolbar icon. Click it to continue watching a 4K version of the video in another app.
You can open any page in another browser this way. Shift-click the toolbar button to also close the page in Safari when you open it elsewhere. This can be set as the default behavior in the app preferences. Option-click the toolbar button to open 4Ktube Preferences.
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