Do you want to videos in the background of your phone without paying YouTube Premium subscription fees? Okay, the official YouTube for Android and iOS do not allow this, but there is a quick workaround to accomplish this. If the video part of the video is not very important, it is very convenient to play the video in the background, for example, if you are listening to or ASMR. Even in other cases, you don’t always have to pause the video, especially live streaming, just because you open another application (such as WhatsApp) to quickly reply to some text. This guide will be useful for all these use cases.

In the past few months, we have seen YouTube vigorously promote its YouTube Premium service and the benefits it brings compared to the ad-supported version. Now, one of the biggest features of this paid membership is the ability to play YouTube videos in the background. Who doesn’t want to listen to music while doing other tasks on the phone, or just refer to the instructions in the tutorial in the background? By following some simple steps, you can play YouTube videos in the background for free.

How to play YouTube videos in the background for free

Following this guide, you will be able to play YouTube videos in the background for free, just in case, you can use it on Android and iOS. This is how you do it.

How to play YouTube videos in Android background

Following this guide, you will be able to play YouTube videos in the background for free, just in case, you can use it on Android and iOS. This is how you do it.

  1. After the page loads, click Vertical three-point icon In the upper right corner and select Desktop website.

  2. Now search for any video and open it.

  3. On the next page, your video will automatically start playing.

  4. Now exit the main screen, but you will notice that the video will stop playing in the background.

  5. Pull down the notification bar and you will see the media controls of the video you just played.

  6. Now just click play Then your video will start playing in the background.

Here is how to play YouTube videos in Android background

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How to play YouTube videos in the background on iOS

These steps will help you play YouTube videos in the background on iOS.

  1. Open youtube.com on Safari.
  2. After the page loads, click aA icon In the upper left corner of the address bar, then Request desktop site.
  3. Now search for any video and play it.
  4. When the video starts playing, just return to the home screen.
  5. Swipe down from the upper right corner on an iPhone with Face ID, or swipe up from the bottom of the screen on an iPhone without Face ID to control the center.
  6. See the music control box in the upper right corner. Now, just click play Resume playing the video in the background.

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This is how to play YouTube videos in the background on iOS

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