Sick of watching YouTube in Safari on your Mac and having to deal with the 1080p maximum resolution? We know we are, but the idea of letting Chrome loose on our RAM is not something we’re keen on. Thankfully, there’s a way around all this – 4Ktube.

The idea behind 4Ktube is simple. It’s a little Safari extension that monitors videos that are being played and tells you if there is a quality higher than 1080p on offer.

If there is, you can have the video open in a different browser whether that’s Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or more. That’s when you get your 4K or better. Sounds good, right?

YouTube does not support 4K video playback in Safari for Mac. This extension shows a 4K badge in the toolbar if a YouTube video you’re watching offers quality higher than 1080p. Click the toolbar button to open the video in another web browser and enjoy it in full 4K glory.

Best of all, it’s free. Just download the 4KTube app from the Mac App Store, install it, and you’re off to the races!

This is a wonderful way to enjoy high-quality video – not just from YouTube – without having to use another browser full-time. Now you can still use Safari like a grown-up but then switch to another browser to get your 4K fix!

Download: 4Ktube Extension for Mac from the Mac App Store

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