How To Reverse A YouTube Playlist?

YouTube is a platform with millions of videos that many people watch daily. You may have watched a few videos on YouTube in the last 24 hours. Personally, I enjoy watching a lot of music videos on YouTube.

One common feature on YouTube is playlists, which can include music videos, web series, anime episodes, and more. However, a big challenge for fans of YouTube content is that the videos are always organized in chronological order, with the newest videos appearing first. This can make it difficult to watch a series or playlist in the desired order.

For example, if you’re watching a web series, the newest episodes will play before the older ones, making the auto-play feature less useful. To watch the series in the correct order, you’ll have to manually click on each episode, which can be inconvenient.

In this article, I’ll discuss ways to overcome this problem. Keep reading to find out more.

Is It Possible To Play YouTube Playlists In Reverse Order?

YouTube users have been requesting the ability to reverse playlists for a long time, with many comments on YouTube’s website asking for this feature. Despite these requests, YouTube has not yet implemented this feature.

However, there are third-party tools that you can use to reverse playlists on YouTube. There are different methods to reverse a playlist on YouTube or watch a playlist in reverse order. In this article, I will highlight various tricks to help you reverse your playlists on YouTube. Keep reading to learn how.

How To Reverse A YouTube Playlist In PC

There are many browser extensions available on the internet that are compatible with YouTube and can quickly reverse the order of a YouTube playlist. Two popular options are Improve for YouTube and Iridium for YouTube. To use these extensions, you can simply install them on your PC and use them to reverse your playlist on YouTube.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install and use these extensions:

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your computer and search for the Chrome web store.
  2. Type one of the extensions (Iridium for YouTube or Improve for YouTube) in the search box and press enter.
  3. Click on “Add to Chrome”. A pop-up will appear, click on “Add extension”. This will add the extension you selected to your browser.
  4. Open YouTube and play a video from a playlist.
  5. Next to your playlist contents, you will see a reverse button. Click on it.
  6. The playlist videos will now play in reverse order.

Please note that some of the extension may not be available in your region or may have been removed from chrome web store by the time you are reading this.

Iridium For YouTube Extension

This add-on gives you more flexibility and additional functionality while watching videos on YouTube. However, it is only compatible with the new YouTube material layout. If you are using the classic YouTube material layout, you can change it using this link.

Features of Iridium For YouTube include:

  • The ability to force the dark theme mode to either enable or disable, which affects all open YouTube pages.
  • Quick controls displayed below the video player to quickly set options. Currently, the only option available is “play video automatically.” Note that you will need to reload the YouTube page for the changes to take effect if the page was already open.
  • Automatic video playback in the playlist and channel page. This is separate from YouTube’s “Auto-Play Next Video” feature.
  • The ability to display max thumbnail resolution when the “play videos automatically” feature is turned off. For videos that don’t have a max thumbnail resolution, a default thumbnail will be displayed.
  • Support for HFR (high frame rate) – 30+fps streams. Note that you will need to restart the video for this change to take effect if it was already open before the modification.
  • The ability to save the extension’s settings, or sync and share the settings across Firefox browsers where you’ve signed in and “sync add-on” is enabled in your Firefox account settings preferences.
  • A button displayed on the top right corner of the YouTube page that opens the extension button for users, useful for minimalist browser setups that don’t show a toolbar.

Improve For YouTube Extension

This extension improves your experience on YouTube and saves you time by doing many things, such as outfitting YouTube’s website with better layout options and controls, blocking comments, ads, unwanted recommendations and more.

Features of Improve For YouTube include:

  • General: This includes toggles that you can use to change basic behaviors such as changing thumbnail appearance, marking watched videos, changing the default landing page, and more.
  • Theme: Allows you to apply personalized YouTube themes and change the colors and font sizes.
  • Appearance: A visual customization menu that lets you rearrange almost every element of YouTube’s website, such as removing the “related videos” section and hiding comments.
  • Player: Enables you to customize the video player and adjust the default YouTube audio and video quality. Additional controls include the loop, playback speed, rotate video buttons and screenshots.
  • Analyzer: Lets you collect your YouTube data usage.
  • Blacklist: Allows you to block specific videos or even entire channels.
  • Playlist: Lets you change auto-play behaviors and the default playlist.
  • Shortcuts: Allows you to modify or add keyboard shortcuts for controlling the YouTube website.
  • Channel: Allows you to change what you see when you open a particular channel.

Please note that some of the features may not be available in your region or may have been removed by the time you are reading this.

How To Reverse A YouTube Playlist In Android

If you are not the creator of the playlist you want to watch in reverse order, you can use third-party applications available on the internet. While some of these applications may not be trustworthy, there are safe options available. One such option is, which is a safe and reliable tool for reversing your YouTube playlists online.

Here are the steps for using this method on your android phone:

  1. Open your browser on your android device and visit the website.
  2. Open YouTube on a new tab and copy the link of the YouTube playlist you want to reverse.
  3. Go back to the website, paste the link in the search bar, and tap on the search button.
  4. A new tab will pop up that contains all the videos in your playlist.
  5. There is an option available at the top to order your playlist according to your preference. The available options are: Newest first, oldest first, title, and playlist order. Select the option according to your requirements, and the playlist will automatically rearrange itself.

Please note that some of the web apps may not work as expected as they may have been removed or changed by the time you are reading this.

 How To Reverse A YouTube Playlist In iPhone

If you are the creator of the playlist and wish to change the order of the videos, you can do so by using the playlist settings. However, this method is not for those who are not the owners of the playlist’s contents.

To change the chronological order of your YouTube playlist on an iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the browser on your iPhone and go to the playlist you wish to reverse the order of.
  2. Tap on the three dots below the playlist name and tap on the playlist settings.
  3. In the playlist settings options, there is an advanced settings option, tap on it.
  4. A new window will pop up, with a drop-down menu of options for orders you can change into.
  5. Choose the order according to how you want to watch/play the playlist and tap on it.
  6. Tap the save button to save the changes you made. The playlist will now play according to the order of your selection.

If you are not the owner of the playlist you would like to reverse on your iPhone, you can try using a browser extension such as Iridium for YouTube or Improve for YouTube.

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your iPhone and search for the Chrome web store.
  2. Install the software; either Iridium for YouTube or Improve for YouTube.
  3. Open the YouTube application and play a video you selected from a playlist.
  4. On the right side, next to your playlist contents, you will see a reverse button. Tap on it.
  5. Playlist videos will now play in reverse order.

Please note that some of the features may not be available in your region or may have been removed by the time you are reading this.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, there are now several ways to reverse a YouTube playlist to ensure that you can watch your videos in the correct chronological order. Whether you are a playlist creator or just a viewer, there are options available such as using browser extensions, third-party applications, and even changing the settings within YouTube.

Not only will you be able to watch your videos in the correct order, but you can also enjoy additional features and improvements to your overall YouTube experience. So, don’t let the default YouTube playlist order ruin your viewing experience, use these methods to customize it to your liking.



  • Tristan

    Tristan has a strong interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence and creative expression. He has a background in computer science, and he enjoys exploring the ways in which AI can enhance and augment human creativity. In his writing, he often delves into the ways in which AI is being used to generate original works of fiction and poetry, as well as to analyze and understand patterns in existing texts.