Search for Words in a YouTube Video with this free Chrome Extension

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YouTube Word Search is a free Chrome extension to search for words. With this extension, you can simply search inside a video that you are playing on YouTube. You use this tool in the same way you use the built-in search tool that modern browsers offer. Hey you just type a word in natural language and it will immediately jump you to the exact position in the timeline where that word occurs in the video. Not only this, hey but you can also see the number of times the currently typed word occurs in the currently playing video.

If you ever wanted to search for a specific phrase or a word inside YouTube video to quickly jump to it then this Chrome extension here will help you. You just install it and invoke it via simple keyboard shortcut to search for words in any YouTube video. This is an open source Chrome extension and you can find the technical aspects behind its code base on GitHub. There’s no sign up or something like that required in order to use this powerful Chrome extension.

How to Search for Words in a YouTube Video with this free Chrome Extension?

You simply start by installing this Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store. After installing it, you will see its icon in the Chrome toolbar. Now, you are all set to use this extension to search inside a YouTube video.

YouTube Word Search

Open YouTube video in which you want to search something. Next, invoke the extension with the help of alt plus F keyboard shortcut. A simple search pop out will appear on the top of the video where you just enter any word and it will search that in the currently playing video. If you want, you can just pause the video before searching anything and it will still work just fine. You can see this behavior in the video that I have added in the beginning.

YouTube Word Search in action

In this way you can use the simple and powerful Chrome extension to search inside YouTube videos. The whole process is very simple and straight forward and all you have to do is just invoke it. Very handy Chrome extension you can use to quickly jump to the certain position without manually listening to audio. The text to speech detection feature of this add-on is really amazing.


I’m simply amazed by the functionality of this powerful Chrome extension. All you have to do is just install it and use it on any YouTube video and it works. The best part that I liked about it is that, it shows you all the occurrences of the searched word Hindi currently playing video.

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