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If your goal is to play YouTube videos in the background while you work on the phone, we've got some bad news: YouTube isn't going to make it easy for you. While this functionality used to be present in its various apps, YouTube has decided to reserve this particular functionality for paying subscribers of its YouTube services: YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. Below we'll point out a few ways to get around the limitation. The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc. Any workarounds that let YouTube play in the background could disappear at any time as YouTube figures out how to close the loop. If you are dependent on this, you'll need to subscribe to YouTube's services. An alternative is to download the videos to your device and avoid the YouTube app altogether. One easy way to get YouTube to play in the background is to use the desktop version of YouTube on your Chrome browser.
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Wanting to watch a makeup tutorial or a famous music video, YouTube is the answer for all. The Google-owned video platform is arguably the most popular and the widely-used one, given that we use it all the time. The constant need to stay on YouTube while a video plays, proves to be a pain when all we want is to listen to the audio part. Hence, read on to know how you use YouTube without sticking to the app. This one is a simple trick, which was brought to the surface by a Reddit user.
Closing the YouTube app will stop the video from playing, but there are a few simple workarounds that will allow you to listen to a video in the background. Better yet, there are ways to get a mini pop-up YouTube player while you browse elsewhere. Looking for music on YouTube to listen to in the background?