Although the consumption of music on YouTube is an extremely common practice, the mobile application of the video platform remains very capricious if it is not given all the necessary attention. Who has never felt this incredible surge of frustration invading their whole body when the music cuts off because we had the audacity to want to switch from YouTube to another application?
However, listening to a video on YouTube without keeping the application in the foreground is possible, even if you do not subscribe to YouTube Premium. The solution is simple.
Open YouTube on your mobile browser
First, open your internet browser on your Android or iOS phone and not the native YouTube application. At the end of your search, the platform will be presented in mobile format.
View desktop version of YouTube
Click on the settings symbol and select “Desktop version”. YouTube will be displayed in desktop version, where you can start playing your video. It’s not very suitable, but it’s necessary to listen to music on YouTube with the screen off.
Listen to music on YouTube with the screen off
Once the sound has started, you can let the web page run in the background and open other applications on your phone. By switching the first time, the video will pause but nothing serious, you can continue reading via the banner available under the notification bar. A speaker logo also lets you know when the video is playing.