Listen to YouTube Video on Android

In this article, we have mentioned how to play YouTube videos in the background. YouTube has one of the most restrictions; it automatically pauses the video you’re watching to when you open another app on your Android. When you do multi-tasking with your smartphone or navigate to another screen on your Android device, Youtube video will automatically get paused. If you are looking for a solution to YouTube video won’t play in the background on your device, you are at right place. Because in this article, we will show you how you can play YouTube video even when your smartphone’s screen is off.

Some peoples don’t like songs from music apps. At our office, we play video from YouTube that artist sing online. That song is really soulful and impressive than original one. But it is not possible to keep YouTube opened on Android as it consumes a lot of battery. But finally, we have found the solution, that let us playing youtube video even when we turn off the screen of an Android device.

fix youtube video won't play in background

YouTube video won’t play in the background

YouTube does not allow downloading videos as MP3 file format, not in video format. As some of the videos available on YouTube is copyrighted and it is against YouTube terms. But there is a way that helps you to listen to your favorite YouTube videos online without downloading it or converting it. Also, you can play that YouTube video in the background when your screen is off. So it won’t consume your smartphone’s battery anymore.

You don’t have to download any android app that allows you to download youtube videos as MP3 or MP4. All you need to do is use your Google Chrome.

Playing YouTube Video in the Background

So the trick is that you have to open your Google Chrome on Android and select desktop site option from Setting. So that, you will see the desktop version of YouTube page on your Android smartphone.

Check below images to learn step by step process on how to play youtube in background android:

  • Open Google Chrome > Select the Desktop Site
  • Reload the page & play the video you want
  • Minimize chrome & you will see YouTube video is playing on the notification bar

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Once you have done this, just open your favorite YouTube video on your Chrome browser. Once it starts playing, tap on a home button or exit chrome without closing it. Now drag your notification bar and you will see music player like the screen of your playing video.

Just tap on the play button to resume your YouTube video. This technique work even when your device’s screen is off. So you don’t need any YouTube to MP3 Player or any android app that helps you download your favorite video as an MP3. Just open Chrome and use it as your personal MP3 player.

Using above steps, you will be able to play youtube with screen off on android.

YouTube Red

In this method, you have to pay 10$ to play videos in the background on any Android. YouTube Red subscription, this comes with new features called background play feature, that allows you to play YouTube videos in the background directly from the YouTube app on your Android smartphone.

YouTube Red

It also removes YouTube ads and also includes a Google Play music subscription. If you subscribe to the YouTube Red subscription, you will also get Google Play Music as an add-on. If you already have Google Play Music Subscription, then you will also get the free subscription to YouTube Red.

See also: Cancel YouTube Premium Subscription

There are few apps available on Play store that lets you play YouTube videos in the background. But Google play store won’t allow such, they detect such apps and remove it from Google play store.

Do let us know how do you play YouTube videos in the background? Share your comments below.

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Bhavesh Sondagar is editor in chief and webmaster of Theandroidportal Blog. You may reach him out @bksondagar on social media.