How do I block YouTube on Chrome for free?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To block YouTube on Chrome for free, you can use a browser extension called “Block Site.” Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Open Google Chrome and go to the Chrome Web Store.
2. Search for the “Block Site” extension in the search bar.
3. Click on the extension from the search results to open its page.
4. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button to install the extension.
5. A pop-up window will appear, asking for confirmation to add the extension. Click on “Add extension” to proceed.
6. Once the extension is installed, you will see its icon in the top-right corner of your browser, next to the address bar. It looks like a shield with a red circle and a white line through it.
7. Now, open YouTube on your browser.
8. Click on the “Block Site” extension icon.
9. In the drop-down menu, click on the “Block this site” option.
10. A confirmation pop-up will appear, asking if you want to block YouTube. Click on “Block” to confirm.
11. The extension will now block access to YouTube on your browser.
12. If you try to access YouTube, you will see a message saying that the site is blocked.

Please note that blocking YouTube using a browser extension is only effective on the specific browser you installed the extension on. If you use multiple browsers or devices, you will need to install the extension on each of them to block YouTube completely.

It’s also worth mentioning that this method may not be foolproof, as there are ways to bypass website blockers. However, it can be effective for most casual users and can help limit distractions while browsing.