How to Leave YouTube in the Background on the Cell Phone?

The YouTube content is so varied that you can find from tutorials, to TV programs and even the last video clips. You may have been faced with a situation that I wanted to listen to YouTube in the background while doing something else on your smartphone. To close the application YouTube, the video will not be played, but there are some simple solutions that allow you to listen to a video in the background while doing something else. Follow these simple steps and learn how to play YouTube in background in iOS and Android devices.

YouTube Background with YouTube Premium (Android, iOS)

YouTube Premium is a service based on subscription that allows you to play content in the background, watch the original programs exclusive to subscribers on the YouTube Premium and avoid ads. This service is not yet available in Brazil, but you can sign it directly in the YouTube app using a VPN app, if you want to. You can also access the YouTube Premium by subscribing to the unlimited Access to Google Play Music. If you want to listen to music in the background and are not enrolled in the YouTube Premium, the music will stop playing as soon as you close the application. So, if you want to do this using the official app of YouTube, you will need to enroll in the paid program for YouTube, using the VPN to be able to have access to the Premium.

How to Use Youtube in the Background with the Opera Mini on IOS?

On an iPhone or iPad? Is there a way to play YouTube videos in background on iOS without doing jailbreak your phone. It is as easy as playing the video in Opera Mini and then close it after it starts to be played. Make sure you go to the App Store and download Opera Mini before you proceed.


Start the Opera Mini as you normally would and go to the YouTube web site.

Step 2

Navigate to the video you want to play in the background.

Step 3

In Opera Mini, tap on The red in the lower right corner, then go to Settings -> User Agent/User Agent and select Desktop. Then press Done in the upper right corner when finished.

Step 4

Play the desired video in the desktop mode and then close the browser to return to the home screen.

Step 5

Swipe up on the home screen to open the control center and to reveal the music player. You may need to access the Control Center by swiping the screen in the upper right part of the screen.

Step 6

Control music playback from the Control Center, you will see the YouTube video on pause. Just touch and continue to listen to your video as if you were seeing on your device.

How to Listen to YouTube in Background with Firefox and the Chromeno Android?

Play YouTube videos in background on Android can be done with Firefox and Google Chrome.

Step 1

Start Firefox or Chrome as you normally would and go to the YouTube website.

Step 2

Navigate to the video you want to play in the background.

Step 3

Go to the settings menu by tapping the three dots in the upper right corner of the window. Then tap on request desktop site.

Step 4

Start playing the video and press the home button to close the browser. If the video stops playing while using Google Chrome, you also need to disable the notifications bar and press Play.

Playing Videos with a App for Android

We have to mention an app called Awesome Pop-up Video, along with the equivalent premium, the latter of which lets you play videos longer than 5 minutes in length. We suggest to check the free version of the app first, however, to see if you like the software. Both versions of the application work the same way and play the desired video in a pop-up window so that you can do other things while the video is being played.

Step 1:

Go to the YouTube web site using any browser on your Android smartphone.

Step 2

Navigate to the video you want to play in the background and copy the endeço.

Step 3

Paste the address into the app and tap on the icon to the right.

Step 4

Close the application and your video will immediately appear in a pop-up window.

Mode Picture-in-picture From Android 8.0


Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version of the mobile operating system of Google, supports picture-in-picture. This means that, if you have the YouTube Premium and press the button “Start”, the video will continue to play back as a floating window, allowing you to perform another task without having to stop watching. You can drag this window to any place of the screen and tap it to enlarge it, or access the playback controls.

You can check which version of Android you have by going into Settings -> About phone -> Android Version (can vary on the smartphone). Some manufacturers have the resources to run more than one app at the same time, that may work for your device. Just put YouTube to work and hold the button of switching apps, which will trigger the mode for more than one app run at the same time.

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