Control Media Playback using Shortcut in Browser

Switching browser tabs to just play next song or play previous song feels frustrating and involves extra steps if your keyboard doesn’t have dedicated media playback control keys.

Using Streamkeys you can control

  • Play/Pause Song
  • Previous Song / Next Song
  • Mute/Unmute Song
  • Like/Dislike a Song if website has option

Control Media Playback using Streamkeys

Streamkeys is Google Chrome Extension that works with 90+ websites so stream keys got you covered on most of the websites, some of them are listed below

  1. Google Podcasts
  2. Hulu
  3. iMusic
  4. Mixcloud
  5. Netflix
  6. Plex
  7. Podster
  8. Pocketcasts
  9. JioSaavn
  10. Twitch
  11. Vimeo
  12. Udemy
  13. YouTube Music and 82 More websites are supported
Developer: Unknown
Price: Free
  1. Download and install Streamkey Extension from Webstore
  2. Open chrome://extensions/shortcuts and scroll to find Streamkey extension in the list to set the keyboard shortcuts you like, you can make shortcut Global or in Chrome.
streamkeys shortcut
  1. Now open websites on which you like to control media playback using a keyboard shortcut
stream keys pop up

If you want you can disable the streamkey on the specific websites so only supported websites will respond on keyboard shortcut, by default all supported websites are enabled.

streamkeys website list

You can even set the priority of each website separately, so website which has the highest priority will respond to the keyboard shortcut, priority can set between 1 to 9


Since Streamkey support Plex and other media servers that can run on quite a different web address depending on everybody’s setup, In that condition, you can set your aliases of that website in Streamkeys website list by just adding IP address or website address.

add aliases of current website
set aliases

Now you have perfectly setup media playback controlusing keyboard shortcut in your browser so don’t have to move your fingers from keyboard to play next song.

One last thing you can enable notification per website wise so you will get a notification everytime you play next song, that way you will always know what song is about to play.😃

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