With a trick, you can also have YouTube videos run in the background on your smartphone. We’ll show you how it works.
Play YouTube videos in the background on your smartphone.
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A video that you play via the YouTube app on your Android mobile phone or iPhone is automatically ended as soon as you switch or close the app. Because the app requires it to be open in the foreground. However, this is far from practical if, for example, you just want to hear the music from the video or play a talk format that you just want to listen and watch. However, there is a trick on both Android and iOS that you can use to work around the problem.
Play YouTube videos in the background on Android & iOS
Youtube app in the background
If you want to use the YouTube app in the background, you have to take out a YouTube premium subscription. Youtube Premium enables the “background playback” natively. The option can be found in the app settings under “Background & NewsABC.nets”.
The paid subscription to Youtube Premium offers advantages such as video downloads for offline viewing, the videos are ad-free and you can use Youtube Music Premium. The subscription costs 11.99 euros per month.