Chrome extension turns YouTube into your own personal radio station

There is no shortage of Internet radio services. From freeware like Pandora and Rdio, to premium services like Spotify and Google Music, it all boils down to being able to listen to the songs you want when you want them. Streamus allows you to search for any songs you like by tapping into the world’s largest music database, YouTube.

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Just download and install the extension and start listening to your favorite tune. You can search directly from the Omnibox (the address/search bar) by typing in “Streamus” and hitting “Tab” or from within the extension and create your own playlist.

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You can get access to all of Streamus’ basic controls like shuffling, repeat one/all, save, or clear playlist from within the Chrome app. There’s even a Radio mode that will automatically pick song/video based on your selections. The entire setup is very quick and dirty, but that’s the way it should be.

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