Listen to Youtube audio with your screen switched off
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.