This plug-in was taken down by Google...
YouTube™ Ambilight Icon

Make your YouTube experience more colourful!

Download: Chrome Web Store

Also available on GitHub

YouTube™ Ambilight (YouTube™ Super Ambient Theatre Mode) is a simple Chrome plug-in that takes the colour from the video to colour in the rest of the page, creating a more immersive viewing experience.

When you are on a YouTube video, simply click the Ambilight button that appears in the address bar, as illustrated with a colourful TV.

For the best effect try it with movie trailers and music videos, or any video where the colours change rapidly.

  • This requires the HTML5 YouTube Player. Protected flash videos will unfortunately not work.


  1. Use the button in the top right corner to enable YouTube™ Ambilight.
  2. The background will change colour to match the video

On button

Try it with these

If you have any more videos that work well, get in contact using the comments section.

If you have any problems or questions please use the comments section at the bottom of the page.