Enjoy watching YouTube videos, but don’t always have the time to give them your full attention? If you’re someone who is always busy or likes to multitask this video is for you. I’m Smyth from Phonewallpapers.Us
In this article I’ll be showing you how to play a YouTube video in the background on both Android and iOS. So you can listen to your favorite videos on the go, now let’s get started.
First of all what kind of videos might you want to listen to rather than actually watching them. Well there are a lot of types of videos that would be suitable for this. For example you might want to listen to songs from one of your favorite musicians, so you could listen to a music video from YouTube .
How to Play YouTube Videos in the Background
Other kinds of videos you could listen to include meditation or self-help guides, recipe videos, do-it-yourself projects, podcasts, news videos, and documentaries, as well as many more.
Now that we know what kinds of videos are the best to listen to in the background, let’s talk about how you can do it yourself.
How to Play Youtube Video in the Background on Android
First let’s go over the steps to do this on an Android device. Skip ahead if you want to see instructions for iOS. To play YouTube in the background on an Android device, the first thing you’ll need to do is open up the google chrome internet browsing app. Then go to Youtube.com
Tap the search bar at the top and look for the video you want to watch. When the video you’re interested in watching appears in the search results tap on it, to open it.
When you have the video page open tap the three dots in the top right corner of your screen to open the settings menu for the Chrome App. Then select request desktop site.
Wait a few moments for the browser to switch from mobile to desktop. Once it’s finished tap the video to begin playing it.
After the video begins playing you can return to your device’s home screen. If the audio stops playing when you go to your home screen, simply swipe your finger downwards from the top of your screen to reveal a menu with audio controls.
Tap the play button to resume playing the audio. Those are all the steps to listening to a YouTube video on Android. Now let’s see how to do it on iOS.
How to Play Youtube Video in the Background on iPhone or iPad (iOS)
To play a YouTube video in the background on iOS you’ll need to download the Google Chrome app. Open the app store and download the google chrome app, the same way as you would any other app. Once the download is complete you’re good to go.
Open Google Chrome on your device and go to Youtube.com using this browser, this method does not work with the built-in Safari browser. How to Mute Someone’s Posts and/or Story on InstagramRead Also:
Now find the video you want to listen to. Open the search bar type in what you’re looking for, then tap search. When the video you want to watch comes up, tap it to open that page.
Next, tap the three dots in the top-right corner. You will see a menu appear below, tap request desktop site from the menu. This will switch your Chrome browser over to the desktop mode. Once the switch is complete, tap the video to begin playing it.
When the video starts playing, click the home button on your device below the screen , This will take you to your home page and you’ll most likely hear the audio stop playing, this is normal.
To resume playing the audio, swipe your finger up from the bottom of your screen to open your iOS control panel. Then swipe your finger over the control panel to the left to reveal your audio controls. Tap the play button to start playing the audio again. Use these controls to pause or skip forward in the video if you want to.
3 Things You Need to Know About Playing YouTube in The Background
Now that we’ve shown you how to play youtube videos in the background on both Android and Apple devices we’re going to tell you about three things you need to know before you start.
1. You Need an Internet Connection
You are going to need access to Internet in order to do this. You can use a Wi-Fi network connection or your smart phones wireless data connection. If you’re using data remember to check your data usage frequently to avoid going over your monthly limit. Streaming videos can use quite a bit of data.
2. Create a Youtube playlist to avoid having to re-open the app
If you want to avoid having to open YouTube again and select another video, you can create a playlist of videos you know you want to listen too. Then play the playlist instead of a singular video to keep them playing continuously and not have to open Google Chrome again.
3. Don’t shut down the app until you’re done listening
Only shut down the Google Chrome App when you’re done listening to YouTube. To keep the audio playing you need to allow the app to run in the background. While this can use a bit of your data it’s necessary in order to listen to a YouTube video.
That’s everything you need to know about playing YouTube videos in the background on your mobile device. Thanks for reading, if you found this article helpful we’d love it if you’d hit the thumbs up button below. Check out Phonewallpapers.Us for free tutorials websites.