How To Play YouTube Videos in the Background on Your Phone

Are you watching a live event on YouTube and at the same time have important thing to attend to on the same phone? Yes, it’s possible. For, you can be watching a live match and at the same time be responding to your tweets. It’s just a simple hack to do that.

How To Play YouTube Videos In The Background

  • Firstly, install Google Chrome on your android phone in case you don’t have
  • Go to and select the video you want to play.
  • Once the video starts playing, tap on the menu icon and select Desktop site.
  • After the webpage finish refreshing, now hit play on your video.
  • Tap on the home button to close the browser.
  • The video will stop playing, simply go to your notification drawer, you will see your media controls there.
  • Just tap play.
  • And that is it! You can now listen to playlists and podcasts without your YouTube opened.

This hack has been confirmed to work best with playlists since a song can easily be skipped to the next one or go to the previous one.

Note: This does not affects the ads as you will also hear them playing



Andre is a network engineer with a solid technical background and a proven record in building and troubleshooting computer systems, networking, website design and blogging with broad knowledge on call center operations and administration. Above all, a man with great desire in sharing his knowledge and views, cutting across technology, social and politics.

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