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How To Keep Music Playing On YouTube

Want to enjoy uninterrupted music on YouTube without subscribing? Here are some effective ways to keep the music playing on YouTube.

If you want to keep music playing on YouTube without being a subscriber to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music, there are some workarounds you can try. For Android users, you can enable Picture-in-Picture (PiP) by going to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Picture-in-picture and making sure PiP for YouTube is allowed. This will allow you to play a YouTube video in a small window while using other apps. However, music videos labeled as such will not work with PiP, and you will need a subscription to YouTube Music or YouTube Premium.

For iPhone users, you can use the Safari browser to play music from YouTube videos in the background. Open Safari and go to YouTube.com, search for the video you want to listen to, tap the ‘Aa’ icon in the address bar, select “Request Desktop Website,” start the video, and then swipe down from the top right of your screen to access the Control Center and resume playback.

Another option for Android users is to use the desktop version of YouTube in the Chrome browser. Type “m.youtube.com” in the address bar, search for the video you want to play, tap the three dots in the upper right and select “Desktop,” then go back to the home screen or lock your phone and use the control center to resume playback.

It’s worth noting that these workarounds may be subject to change as YouTube updates its policies, and subscribing to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music is the most reliable way to keep music playing on YouTube.

Enabling Picture-in-Picture on Android

Android users can take advantage of Picture-in-Picture mode to continue listening to music on YouTube while multitasking with other apps. By following these steps, you can enjoy a seamless music experience without needing a subscription to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music.

  1. Open your device’s Settings and navigate to Apps & Notifications.
  2. Select Advanced and then Special app access.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Picture-in-picture.
  4. Ensure that the Picture-in-picture option for YouTube is allowed.

Once you have enabled Picture-in-Picture, you can play a YouTube video in a small window while using other applications on your Android device. However, please note that music videos labeled as such will not work with PiP. To access this feature, you may also need a subscription to YouTube Music or YouTube Premium, which offers additional benefits and uninterrupted music streaming.

Using the Chrome Browser’s Desktop Version

Alternatively, Android users can utilize the desktop version of YouTube in the Chrome browser to continue playing music videos. Simply follow these steps:

  • Type “m.youtube.com” in the address bar of your Chrome browser.
  • Search for the specific video you want to play.
  • Tap the three dots in the upper-right corner and select “Desktop”.
  • Return to your home screen or lock your phone, then use the control center to pause, play, or skip tracks as desired.

These methods allow you to enjoy music on YouTube while minimizing disruptions, ensuring a smoother listening experience. However, it’s important to note that these workarounds may be subject to change as YouTube updates its policies. Subscribing to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music remains the most reliable way to keep your favorite tunes playing uninterrupted.

Advantages Disadvantages
Enables multitasking with other apps Music videos labeled as such won’t work with PiP
Provides uninterrupted music playback Workarounds may be subject to change
No need for a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music subscription

Playing YouTube Videos in the Background on iPhone

iPhone users can keep the music playing on YouTube by utilizing the Safari browser and utilizing the background play feature. To do so, follow these simple steps:

1. Open Safari and go to YouTube.com.

2. Search for the video you want to listen to and start playing it.

3. Tap the ‘Aa’ icon in the address bar to access the website settings.

4. Select “Request Desktop Website” to load the desktop version of YouTube.

5. Once the video is playing, swipe down from the top right of your screen to access the Control Center.

6. In the Control Center, you will see the playback controls. Tap the play button to resume playback and continue listening to the music from the YouTube video in the background.

Please note that these steps are subject to change as YouTube updates its policies. However, for now, utilizing the Safari browser and the background play feature is a reliable way for iPhone users to enjoy music on YouTube without interruption.