Until now. Using the YouTube app, iPhone or iPad users can keep listening to music while they get on with something else. To force YouTube audio to keep playing in the background, open up the relevant video and start it playing. Then press the home button so that the app closes, at which point the audio will stop.
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Pocket-lint - On iPhone, most music apps let you play music in the background. After all, they'd be virtually useless if they couldn't. For video apps that's not the case which - again - makes sense, since you can't watch videos with your iPhone locked and the phone in standby. With YouTube, the app is a sort-of two-in-one platform that offers videos and, with that, music videos which is a surprisingly popular way to consume music these days. Now, YouTube does let you use its video app to play music in the background but there's a caveat: you need to be a Premium subscriber in order to take advantage of that feature. Of course, you can use the YouTube Music app, but again, you need to be a subscriber for that too. Thankfully, there's a workaround that enables you to play music from YouTube videos for free, in the background, and it's really not difficult to do. At this point when you go back to your home screen, or lock your phone, the music will stop becuase the video stops playing. However, you can easily get it playing again, without going back to the browser. It's important to note, these feature doesn't work unless you put the YouTube page in 'desktop mode' in the browser, so that is a required step.
Do you wish to play YouTube videos in the background on your phone without paying the subscription fee for YouTube Premium? Well, the official YouTube app for both Android and iOS doesn't allow this but there is a quick workaround to get this done. Playing videos in the background is convenient if the video part of it is not critical — for instance, if you're listening to music or ASMR.
You can download Airtube app. Which enable android user to play background playback for YouTube. You can also download video form YouTube with this app. Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. Want to play YouTube videos in the background on your smartphone? Siddhant Dahiya Learn how to watch a video or listen to music on YouTube on android and iOS while using different apps or turning off the screen. What if you want to listen to music on the YouTube app on your smartphone while surfing the web or doing something else?