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How to watch YouTube videos in the background

Akshay Mhatre

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How to Play Youtube Videos in Background

YouTube has become the one-stop destination for viewers who want content on demand, due to a plethora of content being uploaded each hour, so people are migrating from Tv to YouTube. Another, thing that YouTube is has gained fame for is that most international artists usually upload their playlist on YouTube and you might certainly watch them for the music video or the tune. However, the YouTube doesn’t Play the audio or content in the background, without the screen being Off. This feature is only available for YouTube RED users, which is a premium subscription.

So, in this post, we will take a look at how to easily play the audio/video content present on Youtube in the background while you finish other tasks. This doesn’t require any app or the need to flash a firmware or a Xposed Module; it is all present in your browser. This will be beneficial for users who like to listen to a podcast on Youtube and want the audio to play in the background and turn off the screen.

How to Play YouTube Videos/Audio in the Background and Turn-Off the screen

Youtube Music

Image showing YouTube on iPhone Image Courtesy: iTunes.apple .com

  • Firstly, Open the YouTube app and copy the link to that video which you need to listen to in the background
  • Now, Open the Google Chrome Browser on your Android Smartphone
  • And, near the top right corner, you’ll find three dots, tap on it
  • Now a menu will pop and now Scroll down until you see the Desktop Site, Just Check it
  • Your Google Chrome Browser will now load the desktop site, and you’re done
  • Now you can play videos in the background and also listen to it playing even when the screen is a turn-off.

This just works like the Google Chrome browser on your PC.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Author who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Ravi Kumar Sharma

    March 8, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Bhai now it’s working…
    Thnk you…

    • Akshay Mhatre

      Akshay Mhatre

      March 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Cool! 😀

  2. Ravi Kumar Sharma

    March 8, 2018 at 12:40 am

    But this desktop site method is not working in my red Mi note 3 phone. I don’t know why, Plz suggest any other

  3. Ravi Kumar Sharma

    March 8, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Good information bhai

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