How to Play YouTube in the Background on Android and iOS?

Is there anyone who knows how to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS. I am facing some issues while doing this. Help me.

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Play YouTube in the Background on Android and iOS:

Everyone loves to watch videos on YouTube whether it is of a show, series or music. YouTube is one of the most used video streaming platforms all around the world and people use it for all kinds of things from watching recipes to streaming songs to watching reviews of smartphones and automobiles. 

Well if you wish to play videos on YouTube in the background of your phone without paying the subscription fee or YouTube premium then Alas! Official YouTube app for both IOS and Android does not allow this. 

Even though Google has started offering YouTube premium with varieties of features that includes streaming in the background, it cannot be accessed without having a Youtube subscription. But there’s nothing to worry about as there is a quick workaround to get this done. 

If the video part is not critical like you are listening to music or ASMR then playing videos in the background is convenient, even otherwise you don't always want to pause a video just because you open another app such as Facebook or WhatsApp to quickly reply to a few texts. Here are few steps by which you can play YouTube videos in the background for free on your Android or iOS

Playing YouTube Videos in the Background on Android

These are the following steps you need to follow for playing YouTube videos in the background on Android.

Step 1- Click on Google Chrome and open youtube.com

Step 2- Tap on the vertical three-dot icon on the top right and select desktop mode after the page is reloaded.

Step 3- Now search for any videos you want to watch.

Step 4- Your video will automatically start playing on the next page after opening it

Step 5- Now if you exit the home screen you will notice that the video has stopped playing in the background

Step 6- You will see the media controls of the video that you are playing if you pull down the notification shade.

Step 7- Now by simply tapping on the play button, your video will start playing in the background.

Playing YouTube Videos in the Background on iOS

These are the following steps you need to follow for playing YouTube videos in the background on iOS.

Step 1- You need to open youtube.com on Safari

Step 2- Tab the aA icon on the top left in the address bar followed by request desktop website after the page is loaded

Step 3- Now you can search for any videos you want to play

Step 4- Once the video starts playing you can exit to the home screen

Step 5- Control centre by swiping up from the bottom of the screen on iPhone without face ID or by swiping down from the top right on iPhone with face ID.

Step 6- Now simply tab play to resume playing the video in the background after seeing the music control box on the top right.

Now you can listen to music or ASMR even after you switch from YouTube to any other app. You can also watch YouTube videos in the background without pausing them while texting on Facebook or WhatsApp. This is totally free and you don't even need to take any subscription. Enjoy streaming!

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