How to use youtube in background

How to use youtube in background

Many at times we must have found ourselves in a similar situation whereby we were listening to a mesmerizing talk, music or perhaps, some “how to eat and not get fat” tips on YouTube and then you suddenly had reason to use another app, but no! Your YouTube talk suddenly stops, and you really needed to do both tasks synchronously, how do I go from here, you ask?

Well, in today’s article, I will be sharing with you how you can eat your cake and have it, sounds good to the ears, right? Let's gets right into it then.

I know it can be annoying for a fact, that you cannot enjoy a background play on your mobile device. You don't always want to pause a video, particularly a live stream, just to open another app, such as WhatsApp, and you simply navigate to a different app to quickly respond to a few texts or even turn off the screen, then the video/audio suddenly gets paused.

 I have here with me 3 modes to go about this hitch, they are:

Get a Premium Subscription.

Yes, some YouTube unique features are limited to paid subscribers, which is not difficult to find. In fact, as a result, subscribing to YouTube Premium is beneficial. You get to watch YouTube videos without ads and also have the privilege to download YouTube videos.

This is your number one sure mode to enjoy watching while using other apps.

While you're all excited about this new feat, it's also imperative I let you know YouTube Premium comes at $11.99 per month for one account while $17.99 per month for six accounts in the family plan.

Browser Option.

Ok, so I know you must have considered the cost and thought for a second if there isn't another option, especially one without a charge, well, you don’t want to subscribe to YouTube Premium and you want to play YouTube in the background on your phone, right? Here's another one, you can make use of the desktop version of YouTube on the Chrome browser or other browsers such as Safari (You can use Safari to play YouTube in the background on iPhone) and Firefox.

Simply follow the steps below to enable desktop mode and play YouTube in the background on Android.

Step 1:

Launch the Chrome app and then proceed to the YouTube official site.

Step 2:

Click on the video you’re searching for and tap the three dots in the top right of the screen.

Step 3:

Choose the Desktop site option from the drop-down list.

Step 4:

The site will refresh automatically, then play the video in desktop mode.

Step 5:

In the final step, you can now select the home icon and return to your phone’s home screen. Then you can proceed to use other apps while playing YouTube videos.

Pop-up window option.

What if you could watch YouTube videos in the pop-up window not just listening to audio from videos on YouTube? 

Not bad, right? To solve this, you would require to install an extension – Enhancer for YouTube.

Let's assume you have downloaded the Enhancer for YouTube, kindly follow the steps below.

Step 1:

Proceed to YouTube while you search for the video you want to play in the pop-up window.

Step 2:

Select the Detach player on the bottom onscreen menu and Mini Player pops up. Then you can watch YouTube videos with a pop-up window.

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