How to Run YouTube Video in the Background in your Android and iPhone for Free

YouTube’s Premium allow users to play videos in the background, but for that you have to pay subscription fee. The official YouTube app doesn’t allow this feature to users but there is a quick workaround to get this done.

How to play YouTube videos in the background for free?
By following this guide, you’ll be able to play YouTube videos in the background for free, and in the case you’re thinking, it works on both Android and iOS. Here’s how you can do it.

How to play YouTube videos in background on Android?
By following this guide, you’ll be able to play YouTube videos in the background for free, and in the case you’re thinking, it works on both Android and iOS. Here’s how you can do it.

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  • Open youtube.com on Google Chrome.
  • After the page loads, tap on the vertical three-dots icon at the top-right and choose Desktop Site.
  • Now search any video and open it.
  • On the next page, your video will start playing automatically.
  • Now exit the home screen, but you will see that the video will stop playing in the background.
  • Pull down the notification shadow, and you will see the media control of the video you just played.
  • Now just tap play and your video will start playing in the background.

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

  • Open youtube.com on Safari.
  • After the page is loaded, in the address bar, tap the AA icon at the top left, followed by the Request Desktop website.
  • Now search any video and play it.
  • Exit the home screen as soon as the video starts playing.
  • Next, open the Open Center by swiping from the top-right to the bottom on iPhones with Open ID, or by swiping down from the bottom of the screen without an ID.
  • See the music control box in the top right. Now, just tap play to play the video in the background.

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How to play YouTube videos in VLC Media Player?

  • If you do not already have a VLC media player, go to the Google Play Store and download the application.
  • Once you have VLC, open YouTube and go to the video you want to play.
  • Click on the share button that you would normally use to share videos with your friends. Scroll down the list of options and choose with Play with VLC.
  • Now the video should start streaming through VLC player. Hit the three-dot menu at the bottom right and choose ‘Play as Audio’.

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