If I recall correctly, there used to be a feature of YouTube which showed the total length of all the videos in a playlist, combined. This was very useful as it enabled you to see the length of a game play-through, etc. A Google search suggests this feature has been removed and no immediate solution presents itself, but is there a way to view the total length without having to add it up manually?

  • I haven’t tested it, but check the script in this answer – Alex Dec 30 '15 at 6:35
  • Why doesn't Google show this?!? – machineghost Nov 18 '19 at 16:12
  • 2020 update YouTube Playlist Analyzer as per the developer's note, ..."is no longer maintained by the developer". Alternatives (as extensions for Google Chrome) can be found in this answer – marikamitsos Jan 29 at 20:44

You can use "YouTube Playlist Analyzer". It not only shows you the total duration, but also displays a lot of other information about videos of a playlist/channel, graphically in different views.

Note: It may take longer time, if there are too many videos in a playlist.

Example: a screenshot with red marker on the "Total Duration"

Total Duration displayed along with Graphical Visualization of comparison between various videos of a playlist/channel

  • sadly it is no longer maintained :( – ankit Dec 11 '19 at 10:50

You can try YouTube Playlist Duration Chrome extension.


I made an app to do exactly that, hosted on Heroku: YouTube Playlist Length.

Note: it can find the total length of a playlist that has up to 500 videos. If it has more than 500 videos, it shows the total length of the first 500 videos.

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