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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/26/2019.

Headset is a desktop app that turns YouTube into a world class music streaming service. Create collections, tune-in to a music subreddit or quickly play that song you've had stuck in your head all day!

To install Headset, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install headset --version 2.1.1

To upgrade Headset, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade headset --version 2.1.1


  • tools\chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1 Show
    $headsetProcess = Get-Process "Headset" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    if ($headsetProcess) {
      $headsetProcess | Stop-Process -Force
    Remove-Variable headsetProcess
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $version = '2.1.1'
    $url          = "$version/headset-$version-setup.exe"
    $autoStartKey = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\'
    $startKey     = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run32'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'headset'
      softwareName   = 'Headset'
      fileType       = 'exe'
      url            = $url
      checksum       = '858bbff93e24de1838ac80e13c52361214c7919d0460175573b6ec57bc8e7578'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Remove-ItemProperty $autoStartKey -Name 'headset' -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    Remove-ItemProperty $startKey -Name 'headset' -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    If (Test-Path "C:\ProgramData\SquirrelMachineInstalls\headset.exe") {
      Remove-Item "C:\ProgramData\SquirrelMachineInstalls\headset.exe" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $name = 'headset'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName = $name
      softwareName = 'Headset'
      fileType = 'exe'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      file = "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\$name\Update.exe"
      silentArgs = '--uninstall -s'
    if (Test-Path "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\$name\") {
      If (!(Test-Path $packageArgs.file)) {
        throw "Could not find $name uninstaller - because this software is always installed to a user profile folder, it must be uninstalled in the context of the user who installed it."
      } else {
        Try {
          Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
          #Remove leftovers so new install will succeed
          If (Test-Path "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\$name\.dead") {
            Remove-Item "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\$name" -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
        } Catch {
          throw $_.Exception
    } else {
        Write-Warning "$name has already been uninstalled by other means or it is installed to a user's profile who is not the current user ($env:username)."

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Daniel Ravina


Copyright © 2018 Daniel Ravina


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Headset 3.0.1 12 Thursday, July 11, 2019 approved
Headset 3.0.0 15 Thursday, July 11, 2019 approved
Headset 2.2.0 35 Monday, July 1, 2019 approved
Headset 2.1.4 71 Friday, May 31, 2019 approved
Headset 2.1.2 109 Saturday, March 2, 2019 approved
Headset 2.1.1 96 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 approved
Headset 2.1.0 56 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 approved
Headset 2.0.5 84 Friday, October 19, 2018 approved
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