Can YouTube Play in Background?

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    • Guest

      Hello, I am Angel!
      I’ve encountered a puzzling situation that I’m hoping you can help me with: Can YouTube play in background?
      I often enjoy listening to music or watching videos on YouTube while multitasking on my phone. However, I’ve noticed that whenever I switch to another app or lock my phone screen, the YouTube playback stops. . I’m curious to know if there’s a way to overcome this limitation and have YouTube play in the background, allowing me to enjoy content while using other applications or when my phone is locked. If any of you have encountered this issue or have any tips or workarounds, I would be extremely grateful for your insights. Can YouTube play in the background?

    • Guest

      Hello Angel! I can certainly help you with your question. By default, the YouTube app does not allow background playback, meaning that the playback will pause when you switch to another app or lock your phone screen. However, there are a few workarounds you can try to enable background playback on YouTube. Please note that these methods might vary depending on your device and the version of the YouTube app you’re using. Here are a couple of options:

      1. YouTube Premium subscription: YouTube offers a paid subscription called YouTube Premium that allows you to play videos in the background, even with the screen off or while using other apps. This is the official and recommended method to enable background playback on YouTube. With a YouTube Premium subscription, you can enjoy an ad-free experience as well.
      2. YouTube in a web browser: Instead of using the YouTube app, you can try accessing YouTube through a web browser on your mobile device. Open your browser, go to the YouTube website, and play the video you want to watch. Then, switch to another app or lock your phone screen, and the audio should continue playing in the background. Please note that this method may not work as smoothly as using the YouTube app, and it may consume more battery power.
      3. Third-party apps and browser extensions: There are third-party apps and browser extensions available that claim to enable background playback for YouTube. These can be found by searching in your device’s app store or browser extension store. However, be cautious when using third-party apps or extensions, as they may not be officially endorsed by YouTube, and they may come with security risks or violate YouTube’s terms of service.

      It’s important to mention that YouTube’s policies and features may change over time, so the availability and functionality of background playback could be subject to modifications.

      I hope these suggestions help you achieve background playback on YouTube. Give them a try, and I hope you can enjoy your favorite content while multitasking or with your phone screen locked.

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