3 Different Ways To Queue Up YouTube Videos (without Manually Creating Queues)


YouTube Queue alternatives using tabs, bookmarks, URL lists
How to play YouTube videos successively one after another without needing a YouTube account either from open tabs, from existing bookmarks or from text links.

From open YouTube video tabs

If you already have some open tabs with YouTube videos, and want to play them one after another without manually creating a playlist or a queue, you can use these extensions / add-ons:

Tab Playlist for YouTube (Google Chrome)

The Tab Playlist for YouTube Google Chrome extension lets you make a virtual playlist by simply lining up YouTube tabs.

When all the desired YouTube videos are open, just click on the extension's toolbar button to activate it:

Tab Playlist for YouTube activation

The extension will automatically switch to the YouTube tab to the right when the playing video finishes. All the played videos are automatically closed.

YouTube Playlist Helper (Google Chrome & Firefox)

The YouTube Playlist Helper extension, available for both Firefox and Google Chrome, can be used to convert all open YouTube video tabs in the current window to an anonymous playlist.

YouTube Playlist Helper - Create a playlist from open tabs

After clicking the Create a playlist from currently open YouTube tabs option from the extension's toolbar button menu, all the open YouTube video tabs will be closed and a new YouTube tab will be opened with an anonymous playlist containing all the videos.

YouTube Playlist Helper - Playlist created

Youtube tab playlist (Firefox)

The Youtube tab playlist add-on for Firefox can be used to play open YouTube tabs successively. Note that the add-on loops back to first YouTube video tab when the last one finishes.

If YouTube videos don't play automatically after opening them, you must change the Firefox Autoplay settings to allow audio and video:

  1. Make a YouTube video tab active
  2. Click the site information button inside the address bar
  3. Select allow audio and video for the Autoplay settings by clicking the site information button inside the address bar to the left.
    Firefox - Allow YouTube Audio and Video Autoplay

Create a YouTube playlist from existing links

The YouTube Playlist Helper extension can also be used to create anonymous YouTube playlists from existing text links or bookmarks.

From a URL list

  1. Select the Create a playlist from currently open YouTube tabs option from the extension's toolbar menu
  2. Paste the white-separated YouTube links in the form
    YouTube Playlist Helper - Create a playlist from a URL list
  3. Click Create Playlist

YouTube Playlist Helper - Playlist created

From Bookmarks

  1. Select the Create a playlist from currently open YouTube tabs option from the extension's toolbar menu
  2. Select the bookmark folder that contains the YouTube videos to play
    YouTube Playlist Helper - Create a playlist from a bookmark folder

Limitations

The created anonymous playlist can't exceed 50 videos.