YouTube is a fantastic online streaming service. It allows you to enable Restricted Mode, Dark Mode, and even live stream your iPhone screen to YouTube. But, there is still background play feature missing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get across the line. There is a smart trick which you can use to play YouTube videos in the background on your Android phone.
It is pretty easy to play the video in the background, and you have to head over to youtube.com via a web browser and then go to the desktop site. The process may not be straightforward, but it gets the job done with aplomb. Besides, there are other alternatives as well through which you will relish background play. Let’s jump over to find out how it works the easy way!
How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on Android Phone
Step #1. Open any web browser on your Android device.
Step #2. Now, you need to head over to youtube.com.
Step #3. Next, you will have to navigate to the video you wish to play in the background. And select it.
Step #8. Up next, you need to pull down the notification center.
A Quick Video on How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on Android Device
There are a couple of smart alternatives through which you can enjoy playing YouTube videos while using other apps.
How to Use Awesome Pop Up to Play YouTube Videos on Android
There is a cool app called “Awesome Pop-up Video Pro” that allows you to play YouTube videos while enjoying other apps. What it does is play video in a popup window to let you continue to use other apps. Interestingly, it’s quite easy to get started with it.
Step #1. Open Google Play Store on your Android and download Awesome Pop-up Video.
Step #2. Next, you have to launch Chrome or any other web browser and go to youtube.com.
Step #3. Now, head over to the video you want to play and tap on it.
Step #4. Next, you need to copy the URL of the video.
Step #5. Launch Awesome Pop-up Video app.
Step #6. Up next, paste the URL of the video and then tap on the icon on the right.
Step #7. Finally, quit the app. The video will start playing in a pop-up window.
YouTube Red is thoroughly primed to entertain you. The subscription-based service costs $9.99 per month. It has a nice feature called “Background Play” that lets you play videos in the background.
As YouTube Red keeps ads away, you will make the most of your favorite videos without any interference. It comes with the subscription of Google Play Music as well. In case you have already subscribed to Google Play Music, you will get YouTube Red for absolutely free.
In A Nutshell:
I like to listen to music in the background while chatting with my friends or to make notes. It would be great if Google adds the background play feature on YouTube app as well. Until this functionality is added to the app, get the most out of this little trick.
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