I'd like to install a Gnome Shell extension for audio settings: sound-output-device-chooser

I've checked the Gnome version:

cat /usr/share/gnome/gnome-version.xml

and downloaded the extension for Gnome 3.18, version 16:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]
unzip ~/Downloads/[email protected] -d ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]

but I can't see any way to enable it (even in gnome-tweak-tool)

I tried to apply it manually, but after restart I couldn't log in:

gsettings get org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions['[email protected]']

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This is likely due to the fact that elementary is running the Pantheon desktop not Gnome Shell. While Pantheon is built upon GTK3, it is not a Gnome Shell desktop. Therefore many things that work in Gnome Shell will not work in Pantheon.

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