Playing Youtube videos in the background is one of the best features of Youtube Premium but if you want it for free, this blog post is for you. Here we are extensively going to talk about how to play youtube videos in the background without having premium.
YouTube is one of the biggest video hosting platforms on the internet. Not just entertainment, there are a lot of educational, inspirational, and motivational videos on YouTube that are being watched by billions of people every day.
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There are different kinds of videos that are best enjoyed with audio only. You don’t need to look at the screen for those videos like instrumental music, interviews, podcasts, sleeping music, motivational videos etc. If you turn off the display, the Youtube app will pause the video if you are not a Youtube Premium user.
The good news is, you can play youtube videos in the background without a premium account. Here is how.
How to Play YouTube Videos in Background Without Premium?
Here is the trick. There are different methods to play youtube in the background. If you want to play YouTube videos off-screen, forget the YouTube app and use any of these.
Method 1: Using Google Chrome App
Yes, if you want to play YouTube videos in the background or without turning on the screen, use Google Chrome Browser on your Android phone.
1. Open the Chrome Browser and Go to YouTube.com.
2. Search for the video you want to play. On the playback screen. Tap on the 3 dots (⋮) in the top right corner and then select ‘Request Desktop Site’.
2. After doing this, you will see the full-fledged YouTube that you see on the desktop. Now, play any video/Audio and press the power button to turn off the screen. You can listen to the audio playback of the YouTube video while the screen is off.
Easy. Isn’t it? You cannot control the music though but you can play and pause the music from the lock screen itself.
- Go to Youtube App, look for the video you want to play in the background and tap on the Share button to copy the video link.
- Now open the Google Chrome Browser and Paste the URL you copied above.
- Just open the video on Google Chrome and then Request the desktop site from the Options. See Screenshot.
- Once you did that, turn off the screen and you can listen to the youtube video in the background.
This is one way to play YouTube videos in the background without premium. If you are not comfortable with the desktop site on the phone, follow the next method.
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Method 2: Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is another method that you can use to play YouTube videos with the screen off. Just install Mozilla Firefox from Play Store. Then, open it and go to Youtube.com.
Do the same steps that you followed in Google Chrome. But, you can play YouTube videos with the screen off without Requesting the desktop site. Just play the video and turn off the screen.
But if playback gets paused, you need to tap on the 3 dots in the top right corner and select Request Desktop Site for playing YouTube videos with the screen off.
You don’t get any music controls on the lock screen. Now, if you have iPhone follow the next method.
3. Safari Browser
If you are using an iPhone, you can use Safari Browser to play Youtube videos with the screen off. It works the same as Mozilla Firefox and Safari also serves you music controls on the lock screen as served by Google Chrome.
So, this is how you can play youtube videos while turning off the screen. Now you can enjoy your favorite music on Youtube anytime without draining the battery. This works on both Android smartphones as well as on iPhones.
Play Youtube Video in Background Without Premium: Try It
Now you know how to play youtube videos in the background without Youtube Premium. That thing is really useful in day-to-day life. Try it and then share your wisdom with others.
Share it with your friends and family. This would definitely help them. If you have any issues or face any problems playing youtube videos in the background, let me know in the comment section.