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Closing the YouTube app will stop the video from playing, but there are a few simple workarounds that will allow you to listen to a video in the background. Better yet, there are ways to get a mini pop-up YouTube player while you browse elsewhere. Looking for music on YouTube to listen to in the background? Perhaps you should take a look at our guide on how to download music from YouTube and listen on any device. Red is dead — Premium is the future. Thankfully, there is not much of a difference between the two where our needs are concerned. It still gets rid of ads on desktop and mobile, opens access to exclusive videos, and allows for downloading of videos. YouTube Premium also comes with ad-free access to YouTube Music — the replacement of Google Play Music — and Premium gives you the option to shut off the screen in that app, too. What is the catch?
IF you want to listen to something on the YouTube app while also doing other things on your phone then there are some steps you can take. The latest versions of the YouTube app for Android allow you to use Picture in Picture PiP to keep videos open while doing other things. To use PiP for a video not labelled music go to your Settings menu and select "Apps and Notifications". When this is done you should be able to leave YouTube with a video still playing unless you specifically close it. If you want to try and play a video that is labelled as music then you can attempt with the following steps which have worked for some users: Open YouTube via Chrome in a mobile browser Find the video you want to play and click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner Then select the "Desktop site" option Start the video again Then tap the Home button at the bottom of the screen and the video should stop playing Open your notifications by pulling down from the top of the screen You should see the video and if you do you can click play. In other news, Netflix has added PINs to profiles to stop family members or pals from messing up your recommendations. And, Roku has launched a new app that gives you access to more than 10, movies, TV shows and documentaries. We pay for your stories! Email us at tech the-sun.