An ideal place to watch YouTube videos and regardless of age, most people prefer to watch videos related to news, entertainment, music, etc. on YouTube instead of television. One of the major drawbacks of watching videos on YouTube, apart from annoying ads, is that it only prevents users from playing videos on the app. It automatically pauses the video when you exit the app on Android or iOS mobiles.
However, there are several ways to overcome this restriction and play videos in the background, and here’s how:
Split screen multitasking:
If you own a mobile running Android Orio, you can use this image-in-picture mode which lets you split the screen in half for multitasking, then you can play videos on YouTube in the background while verifying your email or something else.
Fortunately, the feature is limited to a few smartphones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and LG’s V30 and the running Android Orio.
YouTube Red (not free):
YouTube Red is a paid version of YouTube where you can play videos in the background even after the app is out on your smartphone. An added benefit for customers is that you can watch all videos and save videos without annoying ads. The YouTube Red subscription costs 9.99.
However, it is not available to all countries except the United States, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and South Korea.
Third party apps:
Another way to prevent playback restrictions on YouTube is to use third-party applications that enable split screen multitasking on mobile. Free music for YouTube: Stream, New Pipe (download via F-Droid) are some of the applications that enable youtube videos to play in the background. However, downloading a third-party application to play background music in another app is not efficient enough.
Using Chrome Browser:
This method does not require the installation of additional applications, does not limit your ownership of the high-end smartphone and does not even burn any holes in your pocket. This is the easiest and most effective way of all methods and all you need is to play YouTube in one Chrome browser background.
Open the Chrome browser on your Android or iOS device and visit www.youtube.com.
Tap the three-dot menu at the top right and select the “Request Desktop Site” box.
Play a video you want to hear on YouTube.
Take this warning (if shown) that YouTube wants to send you notifications.
Exit the Chrome App by clicking the Home button or the Back button. Now drag down the notification bar to resume playback. IOS users need to access Control Center to resume playback.
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