The world’s best video streaming service, that’s what YouTube is. Founded in early 2005, YouTube is the most reliable source for sharing and watching videos online. Not only that, but YouTube is now accessible on many OSes, such as Android, iOS, Symbian, Ubuntu, Windows, and even on non-smartphones (Java-based). The web version of the same is absolutely flawless, and is one of the most loved sites to visit to. The Android version, however isn’t perfect.
One such big flaw which Android users face while watching videos on YouTube, is the fact that as soon as the screen turns off, the video playback stops. People usually like to listen to podcasts or music using the vast library of YouTube they have on their devices. It is annoying that with so many updates, the standalone YouTube application doesn’t yet have that feature. There’s one nifty little trick though. If you recall from using YouTube on the web version, it doesn’t really matter whether you’re staying put on the same tab or not, the video playback continues on.
So, you might have already guessed what we might be doing. All we need to do is launch a browser, and head over to YouTube’s site. Sadly enough, it loads up the mobile version. Then, we just switch to the desktop mode, and the video playback continues on, even after you minimize the application, and turn your device’s screen off. Unfortunately, the website version of YouTube only works with the good old Mozilla Firefox browser (now Firefox Browser For Android).
Below are the steps in order to watch YouTube Videos while your device’s screen is turned off:
- First step is to head to the Google Play Store, and download the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Once that is installed, launch it up, and visit the mobile version of YouTube. For that, simply type in the address (www.youtube.com).
- You will notice that it loads up in the mobile version. Tap on the little three-dotted menu on the top-right corner, and check the option which reads ‘Request Desktop Version‘. (refer to image)
- You now will see the page load up like it would on your Windows/Mac PC.
- Load up any video you want, and voila!
You no longer have to stay put on the YouTube video to listen to the audio, you can now freely multitask.
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