Here is How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS

YouTube is the most popular platform which is used as internet’s replacement for the TV. People can watch or listen music or videos by doing their other routine work. But this does not happen when they are using YouTube in mobiles. However Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, YouTube only plays as a foreground app, meaning you can’t use your phone and listen to music or podcasts on YouTube at the same time. Well, unless you cheat a little.

How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS

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There are some phones like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and LG’s V30 which offer split-screen multitasking. It means you can play a YouTube window alongside some other activity. However, not all the users have these smartphones. To facilitate all users we come across a method by using which people can use YouTube in background. So, Here is How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS.

Steps for Android Users:

  1. Open www.youtube.com in the Chrome browser.
  2. In the three-dot menu at the top right, check the “Request desktop site” box.
  3. Navigate to the video you want to listen to and press play.
  4. If you’re shown a warning saying YouTube wants to send you notifications, accept it.
  5. Exit the Chrome app and you’ll be able to resume playback from the notification menu.

Steps for iOS Users:

  1. Download the Dolphin web browser to your iOS device.
  2. Open www.youtube.com in Dolphin.
  3. Navigate to the video you want to listen to and press play.
  4. Exit the Dolphin app and you’ll be able to resume playback from the iOS Control Center

We hope that this article will help you using YouTube in background.

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