Play YouTube videos in the background on your smartphone

Written by Punit

YouTube app on Android and iOS devices is that it doesn’t allow background play. If you are watching a video on YouTube and you navigate to a different app or turn off the screen, the video/audio automatically gets paused.

Check out these steps to play youTube videos in the background on your mobile devices –

For iOS – 

  • Go to the YouTube site through Safari.
  • Search and play the music video you want and wait till the video plays in full screen.
  • Next, press the home button; this will bring you to the home screen and stop the audio.
  • Now swipe and bring up the control center and tap the play button.



For Android –

  • Firstly, download and install Mozilla browser on your Android device.
  • Open the YouTube site in Mozilla.
  • Go to settings (the three dots on the top right corner) and tap on the desktop tab.
  • You’ll be redirected to the desktop site of YouTube.
  • Play any music video you want to here and it will keep playing in the background while you use other apps or turn off the screen.

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