How to Calculate YouTube Playlist Length in 2021 (2 Best Methods)

If you are looking for a way to calculate any youtube playlist length in 2021, then yes, you landed at the perfect place. In this article, you will learn about the hacks you can use to find your youtube playlist length easily.

Often, we need to find out the length of the youtube playlist to know how much time it will take to complete. We require to know the time when we are watching videos on some study material or tutorial playlist. So we try to do it manually, but when there are many videos in the playlist, it’s impossible to calculate it manually.

Also, there is no way to know the youtube playlist length directly on YouTube because YouTube currently doesn’t provide this information anywhere on their page, although they might add this feature soon officially but until then, there are various tools that help us to calculate the length of the youtube playlist easily.

So let’s get started with our article and know about these ways which we can use to calculate youtube playlist length in just a fraction of seconds.

Methods to Calculate YouTube Playlist Length

I have mentioned the only working methods below, which you can use to measure the length of any youtube playlist easily.

Method 1: Using Youtube Playlist Length Calculator Website

Using a youtube length calculator website is one of the best methods because it works on any device. The only thing you need is to remember the website link given below, and then whenever you need to find any youtube playlist length, open the website and enter its link and you will get the length of the youtube playlist.

Steps to find youtube playlist length:

  1. Go to the website:
  2. Now copy the youtube playlist link whose length you want to find out.
  3. Paste the copied playlist on the website you just opened.
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    Enter Playlist URL in Youtube Playlist Length Calculator
  4. Click on the “Get Length” button.
  5. It will now go through all the videos in the youtube playlist and will provide you with all the details, including the length.
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    Youtube Playlist Length Tool Output

Note: Using this method, you can only be able to find the length of a youtube playlist having less than or equal to 500 videos. If the videos in the playlist are greater than 500, then you will get the length of only the first 500 videos.

Method 2: Using Chrome Extension

There are various chrome extensions available right now on chrome store, which claims to find the exact length of any youtube playlist. I tested all of them, and I found that there are only three extensions that are working perfectly. So I am mentioning all three extensions along with the method to install them on your chrome.

Extension 1 Extension 2 Extension 3

Steps to install youtube playlist length calculator extension on chrome:

  1. Click on any of the 3 extensions given above, and you will be taken to their official chrome extension page.
  2. Now click on the “Add to Chrome” button given next to the extension.
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    Install Playlist Duration Calculator Extension
  3. Once the extension is activated, visit any playlist, and you will see the duration of the playlist at the top left corner of the page.
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    Youtube Playlist Calculator Duration

In the case of Extension 1 & Extension 2, if the playlist is greater than 100 videos, then you need to scroll down to the bottom of the list to calculate the exact duration of the playlist.

💡 Both of these extensions work best if the videos in the playlist are lesser in numbers.

In the case of Extension 3, the URL should be in the format{list_id} to work.

For e.g.,

💡 Extension 3 is a better option if you need to calculate the longer youtube playlist length. Otherwise, you can use Extension 1 or 2.

Frequently Asked  Questions

What is a Youtube Playlist?

YouTube playlist is a collection of videos that users create to keep similar videos together or either generated by youtube itself to provide users with a similar videos collection to play continuously.

Who can create a Youtube playlist?

Anyone can create a youtube playlist and share it publicly with anyone.

Is there any limit on calculating youtube playlist length?

Yes, if you are using the website to calculate youtube playlist length, then there is currently a limit of 500 videos. Otherwise, you need to use the chrome extension if you need to calculate the duration of more than 500 videos in a playlist.


I hope that you were able to get the length of the youtube playlist that you wanted to know. It is important to know the length of the youtube playlist when we are watching some study lectures a day before an exam or when our schedule is tight.

If you know of any other working method for calculating youtube playlist length feel free to share it with us in the comment section below or through our contact page. I will be much obliged to add it to the article.

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