Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tools for Displaying YouTube Videos Without Distractions

On Monday I answered a question from a reader who was looking for some recommendations for tools to show YouTube videos without displaying the "related" content that appears next to and below videos on YouTube. The first two tools that came to mind were Watchkin and SafeShare.tv. Another option is to put the video into Google Slides or PowerPoint to display. And a fourth option is to use the browser extension called Quietube. I demonstrate all four of those methods in the following short video.

To be clear, none of these tools are for downloading videos. Doing that would be a violation of YouTube's terms of service and quite possibly infringe on the video creator's copyright. It should also be noted that these tools may not block all pre-roll advertising.