How to Play YouTube Videos in Background [Android]

Do you listen to songs on YouTube? Have you ever tried to play songs on Youtube in Background? What happened... the video stopped.

In this article, I am going to share a trick by which you can play YouTube videos in the background in your Android Phone.

Hey there, I am Madhusudan Somani and you are reading this article on MSS Articles, let's continue...


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YouTube officially does not allow to play videos in the background in the free version. When we minimize the YouTube app in the phone by pressing home key, YouTube video stops playing.

Although in the premium version it gives extra facilities like no ads, offline play and background play. But YouTube premium version is not available in India. Currently YouTube Premium is available in 17 countries.

So to play background videos on YouTube for free, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open "youtube.com" in Chrome

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YouTube in Chrome

Open YouTube website "youtube.com" in Chrome browser.

Or if you want to play any specific video then copy the link of the video, now paste the link of the video in the URL field in the Chrome browser.

When you play the video and press the home button to minimize Chrome, the video will stop playing. But don't worry, follow the below steps.


Step 2: Switch to Desktop Site

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switch to desktop site

YouTube videos can be played in the background in the desktop site. To switch to desktop site:

Click on 3 dots in the top-right corner.
Click on the Desktop Site.
Now Chrome will load desktop site of YouTube. (Image below)

YouTube desktop site in Chrome Mobile
YouTube Desktop Site

Step 3: Play the Video

Now hit the play button to play the video. Press the home button to minimize the Chrome browser.

When you hit the home button then also the video will stop playing. But don't worry,

Just expand the notification panel and hit the play button in the notification of the video.

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Hit the play button

Congrats, Now the video is playing in the background. You can open any app on your phone and the video will continue to play in the background.

Conclusion

To play YouTube videos in the background in the Android smartphone:
- open youtube.com in chrome
- turn on desktop site
- play the video and hit the home button
- Now hit the play button in the notification.

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