Lis­ten to Youtube au­dio with your screen switched off

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Some Youtube con­tent in which au­dio is all im­por­tant – for ex­am­ple, mu­sic, in­ter­views and pod­casts – can be en­joyed even with your screen off. How­ever, the Youtube app stops play­back when this hap­pens. There is a way to con­tinue lis­ten­ing to au­dio from Youtube videos on An­droid and IOS even af­ter turn­ing off your screen.

If you use an An­droid de­vice, launch the Chrome browser and go to the Youtube web­site. Next, tap the three dots at the top right, then tap ‘Re­quest desk­top site’. Now search for the Youtube video you want to lis­ten to and play it. Press the home-screen but­ton on your phone to exit the app – play­back will now stop. Swipe down from the top of your de­vice to ac­cess your no­ti­fi­ca­tion panel, then use the play­back con­trols (see screen­shot be­low) to lis­ten to au­dio from that video.

To do this on IOS, you’ll need to in­stall the free Dol­phin Web Browser app ( www. snipca.com/26014). Open it, go to Youtube, then play any video you want. Now press the Home but­ton on your de­vice to stop play­back. Swipe up from the bot­tom of your de­vice to open your Con­trol Cen­tre, then press the play but­ton to lis­ten to the video’s au­dio with your screen switched off.

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