If you’re like me, you love listening to music while you work. But sometimes, when you’re trying to focus, YouTube can be a little too distracting. Fortunately, there’s a way to listen to YouTube in the background on your computer, so you can stay focused on what you’re doing. Here’s how to play YouTube in the background.
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Why you should play YouTube in the background
If you’ve ever wanted to listen to a YouTube video while doing something else on your phone, you may have been frustrated by the fact that you can’t play YouTube in the background. While you can use a workaround to play YouTube in the background on your Android phone, it’s not possible to do so on an iPhone.
There are a few reasons why you might want to play YouTube in the background. Maybe you’re doing a chore around the house and want to listen to a podcast or some music without having to keep your phone open. Or perhaps you’re working on some other task on your computer and want to listen to a lecture or a how-to video without having the video take up valuable screen real estate.
Whatever the reason, there are a few ways that you can play YouTube in the background on your phone or computer. Here’s how.
On Android: Use Chrome incognito mode
On your Android phone, open Chrome and go to youtube.com. Once you’re signed in, click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and select Turn on incognito mode from the drop-down menu.
Incognito mode is a privacy feature that prevents Chrome from saving your browsing history or cookies. This is important because if YouTube sees that you’re logged in, it will automatically pause any videos you’re trying to play in the background as soon as you switch away from the app.
With incognito mode enabled, start playing the YouTube video you want to hear and then immediately switch away to another app or fill up your home screen with other apps. The audio from the YouTube video will keep playing in the background even though the app is no longer open. You can also minimize Chrome so that it takes up less space on your screen while still continuing to play audio in the background.
On iOS: Use Safari’s Picture-in-Picture Mode
Unfortunately, there’s no way to play YouTube videos in the background on an iPhone unless you have a jailbroken device. That said, there is a workaround that allows you to listen to audio from YouTube videos while doing other things on your phone using Safari’s Picture-in-Picture feature introduced in iOS 9.
How to play YouTube in the background on your phone
Whether you’re making dinner or working out, there are times when you need to listen to YouTube but can’t have the video playing in the foreground. Here’s how to do it on your phone.
The process for playing YouTube in the background is a little different on Android than it is on iOS, but it’s still pretty simple. Start by opening the YouTube app and finding the video you want to play. Once the video is playing, tap the home button on your phone to go back to your home screen. The video will keep playing in the background.
To adjust the volume or go back to the video, simply pull down your notification bar and tap on the YouTube notification. From there, you can pause or resume playback, change the volume, or open up the video in YouTube so you can watch it again.
The process for playing YouTube in the background is a little bit different on iOS than it is on Android, but it’s still pretty simple. Start by opening Safari and going to www.youtube.com. Find the video you want to play and start it playing. Once the video is playing, tap the home button on your phone to go back to your home screen. The audio from the YouTube video will keep playing in the background.
To adjust the volume or go back to Safari so you can control playback, simply pull down your notification bar and tap on the Safari notification. From there, you can pause or resume playback of the audio from YouTube, change the volume, or open Safari so you can watchthe video again if you want.
How to play YouTube in the background on your computer
Here’s how to keep the music playing even when you leave the YouTube app or website.
Whether you’re using a desktop computer or mobile device, you can keep the tunes going in the background even when you’re not actively using YouTube. That means no more interruptions when you get a phone call or have to switch to another task.
On a desktop computer, the process is relatively simple: just open up your web browser, head to YouTube, and start playing a video. Then, minimize the window and get on with your tasks. The audio will keep playing in the background.
If you’re using the YouTube app on a smartphone or tablet, things are a bit more complicated: by default, YouTube will stop playing audio as soon as you leave the app or lock your screen. But there are a few workaround that will let you keep the music going.
On an iPhone or iPad, you can use Safari’s Picture-in-Picture feature to play a video in a small floating window while you use other apps. To do this, start playing a video in full-screen mode, then tap the Share button and select “Picture in Picture.” The video will shrink down into a small floating window that you can move around and position over other apps. You can even dismiss the window temporarily and bring it back later by tapping the PiP icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
If you’re using an Android device, things are a bit trickier: there’s no built-in Picture-in-Picture mode like there is on iOS devices. However, there are several third-party apps that add this functionality. We recommend Mini Player for YouTube (free), which lets you play videos in a small floating window while using other apps.
The benefits of playing YouTube in the background
There are a number of benefits to playing YouTube in the background. First, it allows you to stay focused on your work or other tasks. Second, it can help you relax and de-stress. Third, it can provide a boost of energy when you need it. Finally, it can help you sleep better at night.
How to make the most of playing YouTube in the background
There are a few things you can do to make the most of playing YouTube in the background. One is to make sure you have a strong and stable internet connection. Another is to close other apps that might be running in the background and using up your data or battery life. Finally, you can try turning off your screenlock so that you can continue to listen even if your phone goes into standby mode.
Tips for getting the most out of playing YouTube in the background
Here are a few tips for getting the most out of playing YouTube in the background:
- Use a desktop web browser: The YouTube app for mobile devices doesn’t allow background play, but you can still play YouTube videos in the background if you use a desktop web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
- Keep your screen on: You’ll need to keep your device’s screen on and unlocked in order to continue playing a YouTube video in the background. One way to do this is to enable the “Stay awake” option in Developer options (Tap Settings > System > About phone > Software information > More > Developer options).
- Use a video with closed captions: Closed captions are great for understanding a video even when you can’t hear it. When you’re playing a YouTube video in the background, closed captions will automatically be turned on if they’re available.
The best ways to use YouTube while playing it in the background
YouTube is a website where users can upload, view, and share videos. The site has become a popular destination for music fans, with many using it to find new songs and artists to listen to. YouTube also offers a wide variety of other content, including educational videos, movies, and television shows.
There are many ways to use YouTube while playing it in the background. One way is to install the official YouTube app on your mobile device. This app allows you to continue watching videos even when you are not actively using the app. However, if you have a limited data plan, this method may not be ideal as the app can continue to stream video even when you are not watching it.
Another way to use YouTube in the background is through the use of third-party apps. There are many apps available that allow you to play YouTube videos in the background on your mobile device. Some of these apps are free to download, while others may require a subscription fee. Be sure to carefully read the terms of service for any app you download before using it as some may collect data about your usage habits or include advertisements.
If you do not want to install any additional apps on your device, you can also use websites that allow you to play YouTube videos in the background. One such website is NewPipe, which is available for Android devices. This website provides an alternative interface for YouTube that allows you to play videos in the background without having to install any additional software.
Playing YouTube in the background can be a great way to continue watching your favorite videos even when you are not actively using the site. However, be sure to consider the impact that this activity may have on your data usage if you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network.
How to get the most out of YouTube by playing it in the background
We all love YouTube for its wide selection of videos, but there are times when we just want to listen to the audio without having to watch the video. Luckily, there is a way to do this on both iOS and Android devices.
On iOS devices, you can play YouTube in the background by opening the video in Safari and then hitting the Home button. The audio will continue to play, even if you lock your device.
To do this on Android, you will need to use a third-party app such asTubeMate or Videoder. Once you have downloaded and installed one of these apps, open YouTube and find the video you want to play. Once you have found it, click on the ‘Share’ button and then select ‘Videoder’ or ‘TubeMate’ from the list of options. The app will then open up and you can hit the ‘Play’ button to start playing the audio from the YouTube video in the background.