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Play YouTube in Background (Android & iOS)

YouTube is a very popular video sharing platform where you can watch videos you love and upload your own videos and share them with the world. YouTube has introduced so many features on its platform, but one of the most wanted feature that is missing on YouTube is playing a video in background. Currently YouTube doesn’t allow this. When you minimize the app, the video/music stops playing. This feature of background playing is not available in both android and iOS. Read the full post to know a free trick on how to play YouTube in background.

While there are many apps which provides the floating players or PIP mode (picture in picture) using which a YouTube video can be played in background or in a floating window. But we will show you a trick to watch YouTube videos in background without using any third party app. All you need is a browser in your mobile. This trick works for both Android and iOS.

How to Play YouTube in Background in Android :

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Type youtube.com in the address bar. You will see a mobile version of youtube opens and the URL changes to m.youtube.com
  • Now click the three dots at the top right corner of the browser.

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  • Select ‘Request Desktop Site’.

  • Now youtube is displayed as desktop version.
  • Play any youtube video.
  • While the video is still playing, minimize the browser by touching home button.
  • You will notice that the video gets paused.
  • Now swipe the notification bar down. You will see playback buttons.

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  • Click the play button to resume the audio.
  • Enjoy listening the audio in background. You can even lock the screen while the music plays.

How to Play YouTube in Background in iOS :

The procedure for playing youtube in background in iOS is very much same as android. Just follow the below steps.

  • Open Google Chrome (Sometimes Safari doesn’t support this method)
  • Open any youtube video and switch to desktop site by following the above mentioned steps.
  • Now while the video plays, minimize the browser by touching the home button.
  • You will notice that the video gets paused.
  • Open the control center by swiping up from the home button.

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  • You will see playback buttons. Just click play button to resume the audio.
  • Enjoy playing youtube in background in iOS.

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