How to play YouTube in background

Hey, everyone! BrainDine is back with another life hack for you. If I am not wrong, there were a countless number of incidents when you wanted to play YouTube in the background. But sadly, you can’t. But after reading this article, this problem will be solved. So, stay tuned and you will know how to play YouTube in background that too without any additional application.

Problem with playing YouTube in Background

Suppose you want to listen to some motivational video or your favourite song or a podcast of your favourite creator while travelling. But you can’t do it because for this you have to keep open the YouTube application on your mobile phone. And I know this irritates you!

YouTube is now the most popular video hosting service across the globe. The number of daily searches on it is so high that if it would be a search engine, then, it would rank second after Google.

So, why can’t we play it in the background? It is because YouTube generates its revenue from the banner and video advertisements.  So, if we will start playing videos in the background, then, there will be no ads, thereby, leading to a heavy decrement in the revenue generation.

How to play YouTube in background
How to play YouTube in background
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This is the reason the company doesn’t allow to play the application in the background. Then what’s the solution? Honestly speaking, there are many solutions to this problem.

One of the solutions is YouTube Red. This application allows you to play videos in the background. It will also give you an ad-free experience on YouTube. You can get a subscription it for $10 or $12. The different price is for different types of services. But the problem with YouTube Red is that it is available only in the United States. And also, you here on this article to find a free solution. Am I right?

Talking about free apps, you can also get some of these like FireTube, AudioPocket or Pop up Video player which allows you to listen to YouTube in background. But here’s another problem. These apps don’t really work very well.

What I am trying to say here is, I am concerned for an effective and simple method for you which you can follow easily. And here it is.

How to listen to YouTube Background

So, why to waste your money and time in getting the apps which don’t even work properly. Here is the simple method about which I was saying earlier. And it is as easy as blinking an eye. Just follow these simple.

Step 1:

Open the YouTube app on your mobile phone.

Step 2:

Now search the video which you want to play in the background.

Step 3:

Open the video and tap on the share option in the app.

Step 4:

In the various sharing options, you will see a Copy Link option. This option will allow you to copy the link of the video on the clipboard of your device. Click on it to copy the link your video.

Step 5:

Now, open any of the browser (say Chrome) which you use. After opening the browser, paste the copied link in the URL box. Your desired video will open in the browser.

Step 6:

Now, here comes the trick. In your browser, enable Desktop Site mode. In the Google Chrome browser, you do it by clicking the 3-dot menu button and then selecting the Desktop Site option.  

Step 7:

Just play the video and enjoy it.

Now, even if you minimize the app or lock your screen, it will still play the video in the background. And this is what you wanted from the start. Right?

Here we are basically playing the video in the browser instead of the app. In this method, YouTube works the same way as it works on a desktop or laptop. And we know that YouTube can be easily played in the background on a desktop or laptop.

The best part is that this method works perfectly on both Android and iOS. You can follow another method too. In this, you don’t require the YouTube application.

Here, you just open YouTube in your browser. Select the Desktop Site mode and then search the video you want to play in the background.

Now it’s up to you which method you want to choose. I hope that I got the right solution for your query. But sill if there are any doubts left in your mind regarding how to play YouTube in background, I have embedded a video here. Just check it out and I am sure all your doubts and queries will be clear.

How to play YouTube in background

I got it that you are a YouTube fan and you love it. And obviously, that’s why you are here. So, here are some Bonus tricks for you.

If you ever thought that how you can download YouTube videos on your laptop or PC, here’s how you can do it. Checkout: How to download YouTube Videos.

And if you ever wanted you to know how you can remove vocals from a song and just get the music. So, go check out: Audacity Vocal Remover Remove vocals from a Song.

I know that you are happy after knowing this trick. So, why don’t just share this happiness with your family and friends?

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  1. July 23, 2019

    […] Hey YouTube fans, I have another trick. You may have wondered how you can play YouTube in the background. So, to know this easy trick, just read: How to play YouTube in background […]

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