As many Android users found out the hard way, listening to a YouTube video (in most cases a music video or podcast) in the background isn’t possible, simply because the app doesn’t allow you to do this.
And this is exactly the way it’s supposed to be, as you need to purchase a subscription to get background playback support in YouTube.
Needless to say, playing YouTube videos in the background is something that so many people want to do because of a wide variety of reasons. For example, some of the podcasts that I listen to aren’t available on Spotify, so my only option is to stick with YouTube.
There are many ways to play YouTube videos in the background and with the phone locked on Android, and some of the most popular are dedicated apps that can do this for you, such as NewPipe or YouTube Vanced. Both come with … (read more)
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