But there are ways around this. Google may want us to watch YouTube a certain way perhaps to keep us focused on the precious ad space , but it's not too difficult to circumvent this restriction, either through browser tricks or apps. Here's how to get YouTube to play in the background. This browser will allow you to continue to listen to the video of your choice with the screen off or while doing something else on your device. These services come with the feature called 'Background Play' which allows your video to play in the background when you open different apps or turn the screen off. They float above the user interface and can be minimized to a small icon. In such a bubble, you access YouTube's mobile website and start streaming. YouTube videos will continue to run even when the screen is turned off or your system is running another app. With Brave, the power saving mode must be set to "Off" first - otherwise, the video will stop with the default settings when you minimize the bubble or turn off the display.
If your goal is to play YouTube videos in the background while you work on the phone, we've got some bad news: YouTube isn't going to make it easy for you. While this functionality used to be present in its various apps, YouTube has decided to reserve this particular functionality for paying subscribers of its YouTube services: YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. Below we'll point out a few ways to get around the limitation. The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.
Closing the YouTube app will stop the video from playing, but there are a few simple workarounds that will allow you to listen to a video in the background. Better yet, there are ways to get a mini pop-up YouTube player while you browse elsewhere. Looking for music on YouTube to listen to in the background? Perhaps you should take a look at our guide on how to download music from YouTube and listen on any device. Red is dead — Premium is the future. Thankfully, there is not much of a difference between the two where our needs are concerned.