How to Install TubeBuddy on Chrome (+ Reviews)

When you need help with managing your YouTube channel, TubeBuddy can provide the tools that you need. It can be installed as a Chrome extension so that you are able to make the most of the tools that it offers.

Some say that TubeBuddy is best used with Chrome rather than other browsers, and it’s easy to get it installed.

Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to install TubeBuddy on Chrome and make use of the YouTube channel management extension.

Step 1: Go to the Chrome Extension Page

Firstly, you need to visit the right page to install the Chrome add-on. You can click here to go straight to the page, or you can go to the TubeBuddy homepage, where you can click “Install Free Now” to be taken to the page.


The Chrome store extension page looks like this:

TubeBuddy Chrome extension

Click on “Add to Chrome” to start the process of installing the extension.

Step 2: Confirm the Installation

After clicking on the “Add to Chrome” button, you will receive a popup asking you to confirm that you want to install the extension. The popup tells you what the tool will be allowed to do and gives you the option to “Cancel” or “Add extension.”

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Click “Add extension” to proceed with adding TubeBuddy to your browser.

Step 3: Check the TubeBuddy Icon

When you have installed the TubeBuddy extension, you will be able to see the TubeBuddy icon at the top of your browser, next to the other Chrome extensions (by the puzzle piece icon). You can check this to confirm that you have installed the extension.

Step 4: Sign In Via YouTube

To get the full features of the TubeBuddy tool, you need to sign in with your YouTube channel account.

First, go to YouTube, where you will see the TubeBuddy icon next to the “Create” button. It will say, “TubeBuddy Sign-in Required, Click Here.”

YT sign in

Click to go to the sign-in page for TubeBuddy. You will be given a popup where you should check the terms and conditions box, then click on “Sign-in with YouTube.”

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Step 5: Choose Your Gmail Account

To sign in for your YouTube channel, you need to choose the Gmail account that is associated with your channel. If you have more than one channel, you then need to choose the right channel.

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Step 6: Give TubeBuddy Access to Your Account

TubeBuddy will ask for access to your account. You will be told what agreeing will allow TubeBuddy to do.

Click on “Allow” to give access to TubeBuddy.

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You should receive a message that you’ve successfully signed in, and TubeBuddy is now ready to use for managing your YouTube channel.

Why Choose TubeBuddy for Chrome?

There are some excellent reasons to choose TubeBuddy to help you manage your YouTube channel on Chrome. The tool has a huge number of positive reviews and is the number one best-rated extension for YouTube creators.

Here are some of the positive reviews in the Chrome store:

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Not using Chrome? Here’s how to install TubeBuddy on Firefox.

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