How to Turn On Ambient Mode on YouTube

Watch YouTube in Ambient Mode In the watch page, tap Settings. . Tap Ambient mode . Toggle to turn Ambient mode off for all videos.

Are you looking for a way to spice up your YouTube experience on your PC or laptop? Look no further than the ambient mode feature! This feature allows the background of the video to match the video color in real time, creating a subtle yet cool effect. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to enable ambient mode on YouTube.

First, open your preferred web browser and go to Make sure you’re logged into your profile. Next, click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and select “Appearance” from the drop-down menu. Then, select the “Dark theme” option to enable dark mode on YouTube.

Important note: You can’t turn on the ambient mode feature with the light mode turned on. So, make sure the Dark theme for YouTube is enabled before proceeding.

Next, find a video on YouTube that you’d like to watch and click on it. For example, you may want to search for a video about Bahamas or some drone footage. This will allow you to see the ambient mode effect in action.

To turn on ambient mode, click on the gear icon located on the video player. Then, click on the “Ambient mode” option to enable it. You’ll notice that the background of the video will now match the video color in real time. The effect is subtle but cool, and it won’t distract you from the video itself.

If you want to see what the effect looks like with and without ambient mode, simply turn it off and then on again. You’ll see that the color of the effect matches the color of the current frame in the video.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully enabled ambient mode on YouTube and can enjoy a new viewing experience. If you found this tutorial helpful, leave a comment down below. And don’t forget to check back in the future for more tutorials like this one.


Why doesn't my YouTube have Ambient mode?
Ambient Mode is only available with YouTube's Dark Theme enabled. This means you'll need to enable Dark Theme first. Once Dark Theme is turned on, Ambient Mode will automatically be enabled.