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Whatever the platform is, YouTube is undoubtedly the most used streaming service for many out there. You can stream music, watch tutorials, and watch even the latest TV shows using YouTube. But, every time the objective isn’t mere watching as you sometime have to listen music in the background while using any other application. Here, the problem comes as closing the YouTube app stops the video.

Yes, this automatic pause of YouTube video while you navigate to another app or screen is most annoying. However, there are a few simple techniques that can be used to keep the YouTube video playing in the background on both Android and iOS devices.

So, carry on reading this article if you’re also the one irked by the frequent YouTube pausing  every time a switch is being made between the apps.

Also Read: 10 Best Android Music Player Apps 2018

Jump Sections:

Use YouTube’s Premium Version (For Both iOS and Android)

Play Video in the Background Using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Any Other Browser with Desktop Mode (For Both iOS and Android)

Use Any of the Bubble Browsers (For Android)

Use Opera Mini Browser

Use YouTube’s Premium Version for Both iOS and Android


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YouTube Premium, an uninterrupted source of streaming and downloading of both videos and music, is the cruise that lets you sail in the sea when you have to continue listening music not only while switching between different apps but also when your phone’s screen is off.

The background play mode that was previously being featured in YouTube Red was YouTube’s official way allowing videos to play in the background. But, this YouTube Red seems to get replaced with the more futuristic YouTube premium.

An additional feature that this YouTube’s premium version offers is that it saves you from the annoyance of watching creepy ads. The premium version comes for $12 a month and its family subscription is also there for $18 that can be shared with up to 6 members.

Play Video in the Background Using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Any Other Browser with Desktop Mode (For Both iOS and Android)


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Yes, YouTube premium is a costly option. So, let us move toward a solution that is not only easy but cost effective as well. All you have to do is use a browser like Google Chrome or Firefox or any browser that offers a desktop mode.

To play YouTube in background while using other apps or with the screen off, follow the following steps:

Step 1:  Open the Chrome or Firefox browser from either android or iOS device.

Step 2:  Now open YouTube and search for the video that you want to play.

Step 3:  Tap the dotted menu that is there on the upper right corner of your browser.

Step 4:  Tap the “Request desktop site” option to make YouTube play on the PCversion on your phone.

Step 5:  Next step is pressing the menu button of your smartphone to put the YouTube in the background.

Step 6:  The video will stop playing. On the android device you will pull down the Notifications window and will tap the play button on the Google Chrome notification.

Step 7:  On the iOS device you will go to the Control Centre to resume the video.

Remember, while playing YouTube in background for android your Google Chrome’s version must be 54 or higher.

Use Any of the Bubble Browsers (For Android)


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Bubble browsers, Flyperlink and Flynix to name a few, are being designed with the intent to float above the user interface. These bubble like floating browsers allow you to play YouTube’s videos even when you’re roaming through other applications on your Android device. Moreover, they allow running the YouTube video even when your phone’s screen is turned off.

One thing that you should keep in mind while using these bubble browsers is turning the power saving mode to off position. Otherwise the video will turn off when you’ll minimize the bubble or turn off your phone’s screen.

A loophole with which these bubble browsers come is the slow access because these browsers let’s say Flynix is being built such as it collects links from Facebook and Twitter clients. Therefore, not makes it possible to have fast access to the YouTube videos.

Use Opera Mini Browser (For iOS)


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Jailbreaking is not the only free solution to play YouTube in background on an iOS device when you have Opera Mini on your phone. The process is simple as all you will be doing is playing a video on Opera Mini and then closing the browser once it starts playing the video.

SO, follow the following steps and Play YouTube Videos on your iOS device using the Opera Mini browser:

Step 1:  Open Opera Mini browser and go to YouTube. All you have to make sure is that you’re on the browser and not on the YouTube app.

Step 2:  Navigate the video that is to be played in the background.

Step 3:  Tap on the red O in Opera Mini browser. Then move to Settings, User Agent and select Desktop.

Step 4:  Keep on playing our desired video in Opera Mini, close the browser and do to the home screen of your smartphone.

Step 5:  Now go to the Control Centre by swiping down or up on the home screen for iPhone X or previous models respectively.

Step 6:  Resume the YouTube video over there and continue enjoying unlimited YouTube while navigating other apps on your smartphone.

Also Check: How To Stop Apps Running In Background On Your Android Device

These are a few of the many methods to play YouTube in background on Android and iOS. Which one do you use? Let us know in the comments section.

 

 

 

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