How to Determine the Length of a YouTube Playlist in 2022 (2 Best Approaches)

Have you been trying to figure out how to calculate the length of any YouTube playlist? We will show you how to do that with our 2 methods.

We frequently need to know the length of the YouTube playlist to estimate how long it will take to finish. When watching videos on a study playlist or lesson playlist, sometimes we may need to know the time. You may attempt to compute it manually, but it is time-consuming to do so when there are several videos in the playlist.

Additionally, there is currently no method to determine the length of a YouTube playlist directly on the site. Although this information may be added to YouTube’s website in the near future, in the meantime, there are a number of tools that may be used to compute playlist lengths.

So let’s get started with our post and learn about these techniques for quickly determining the duration of a YouTube playlist.

2 Approaches 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.

1st Approach: Using a Chrome Extension

The Chrome Store now offers a number of extensions that promise to determine the precise duration of any YouTube playlist. There are just three extensions that are flawlessly functioning, according to my testing of all of them. As a result, I’m including all three extensions below along with instructions on how to add them to Chrome.

How to install the Chrome extension for the YouTube playlist length calculator:

  1. You may visit the official chrome extension page for any of the three extensions listed above by clicking on one of them.
  2. Select “Add to Chrome” from the menu that appears after selecting the extension.
  3. Visit any playlist after the extension has been enabled, and you will see the playlist’s duration in the top left corner of the page.

2nd Approach: Using Youtube Playlist Length Calculator Website

The 2nd approach invovles going to playlist-len to determine the playlist length. You simply need to bookmark the website link provided below, and then whenever you need to know the length of any YouTube playlist, access the website, input its link, and you will be provided with the playlist length.

How to determine a YouTube playlist’s length:

  1. Visit the following website: ytplaylist-len.herokuapp
  2. Copy the playlist link from YouTube whose duration you wish to know now.
  3. Add the copied playlist to the newly launched webpage.
  4. Select “Get Length” from the menu.
  5. It will now run through the whole playlist on YouTube and provide you all the information, including the length.

The length of a YouTube playlist with fewer than or equal to 500 videos can only be determined using this approach. You will only receive the length of the first 500 videos in a playlist with more than 500 videos.

Most Commonly Asked Questions

What is a playlist on YouTube?

A YouTube playlist is a group of videos that users make to keep related videos together or that YouTube itself creates to provide users a grouping of related videos to play constantly.

Who is able to make a playlist on YouTube?

A YouTube playlist may be made by anybody and shared openly with everyone.

Is there a maximum duration for a YouTube playlist?

Yes, there is presently a restriction of 500 videos if you are using the website to determine the length of a YouTube playlist. If you need to determine the time of more than 500 videos in a playlist, you must instead utilize the Chrome extension.


I hope you were able to find the YouTube playlist length you were looking for.

Please feel free to share any more effective techniques you may have discovered for determining the duration of a YouTube playlist with us in the comments area below or via our contact page. I will be happy to include it in the article.

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