The YouTube Video service from Google is one of the most widely used digital video service across the entire planet. With its huge library of videos, you can watch any content right from the informative educational videos, to your favorite sports or your favorite TV shows and movies. You just name it, and you have it!
Sometimes it happens that you want to play some music online simultaneously while doing some work in the background. The problem with the existing YouTube App is that while you are playing any music video with YouTube, you can quit the application if you want the song to be played in the background. To overcome this, the search giant Google has come up with its own YouTube Red subscription service that allows users to play music videos in the background.
However, the issue with this service is, most of you may find that firstly it is limited to only a few countries and secondly you need to pay from your pockets to avail the subscription plan. So today we will discuss how to play YouTube videos in the background without YoutTube Red Subscription on your Android and iOS smart devices.
Playing YouTube Videos in Background on iOS
Step 1: Launch Safari browser on your iOS device and go to the YouTube website.
Step 2: Search and Navigate to the video you want to play in the background.
Step 3: Click and hold the reload icon at the upper right corner of the Safari Window in order to switch to the Desktop Mode. After this, click on Request Desktop Site.
Step 4: Play the video and press the Home Button to leave Safari.
Step 5: At the Home Screen, swipe to the right to open the Action Center and swipe to the left to find the music player.
Step 6: In the Action Center, you will then be seeing the YouTube video in place of music. Click on Play and continue to listen o your music ahead.
However, due to coding restrictions related to iOS, this method does not allow you to play a playlist.
Playing YouTube Videos in Background on Android
On your Android handsets, you can play YouTube videos using the Chrome and Firefox browsers. However, make sure that you have the Chrome version v.54 and above.
Step 1: Launch Chrome and Firefox applications and open YouTube.
Step 2: Search for the YouTube video that you want to play.
Step 3: Tap three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the window and click on Request Desktop Site.
Download an app called as the Awesome Pop-Up Video and its Pro version for playing videos above 5 minutes in the background.
Step 1: Go to YouTube from any browser on your Android handset.
Step 2: Search and navigate to the video that you want to hear in the background and copy the video URL.
Step 3: Paste the same URL in the app and click on the icon in the right.
Step 4: Close this app and you can see your video in the pop-up window.