How to Play YouTube Videos in background on Android/iOS
Last Updated on Feb 17, 2017 by Faiq Ahmed
We all know what YouTube is! The largest online streaming service on the planet. Whatever you’re looking for to watch YouTube has it. But YouTube has some restrictions, one of the most annoying is that it automatically pauses the video you’re watching when you navigate to another screen or open another app on your device.
You can’t just stay in the app for like forever, sometimes you just want to plug in your headphone to listen to a music while performing some other tasks. But closing the YouTube app will stop the video from playing, However, there are apps that acts as portals to YouTube’s contact that’ll allow you to minimize the app without stopping playback. So, let’s have a look!
1. YouTube Red (Android, iOS)
YouTube Red (subscription based, costs $9.99 per month) allows you to play content in the background, watch original shows that are exclusive to YouTube Red subscribers, and avoid ads. Isn’t that awesome? If you want to listen to music in the background and avoid ads you’ll need to subscribe to YouTube Red. If you already have Google Play Music then you’ll get YouTube Red for free.
Get YouTube Red For Android and iOS.
2. Y Music App (No-root required)
Y Music app is another alternative. With this app listen sound stream online from Youtube’s video in background. It saves 90% bandwidth when load only sound stream. Also lets you download Youtube’s video with multi resolution or just download as audio (mp3 format).
All you need to do is Download and install Y Music Application developed by Xda Developer’s Senior Member Khangneorip. Once installed open official YouTube app and start any video that you want to play in background. Click on share button on the top right of the YouTube app. You will see two new option listen and download. That’s it now download the video in different formats or just play it in background.
FireFox is the easiest way to get the job done. This browser will allow you to continue to listen to the video with the screen off or while doing something else on your device. You can download FireFox for free.
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