Imagine, you are going for a walk in the morning or evening, or working out in the gym or at home or doing something somewhere else. You opened YouTube on your android smartphone. You are in a situation where you only can or simply just want to listen to the video with your phone’s screen locked. Or, while doing some other stuff on your phone, want to listen to something from YouTube. As almost a billion hours of content is being played every day, there might be thousands and thousands of us trying to do just that. And it should be easy, right? But, if it only is!
Hence, you are here, looking for a way, How To Play Youtube On Lock Screen Android Smartphone. You see, doing something is easy only when you know how to do it. And this article is all about those methods by which you can play that content of yours. So, let’s get right into it.
Methods to play YouTube on lock screen:
There are four main methods to do that from which you can choose your suitable one. And they are,
- YouTube Premium.
- From Desktop site.
- Firefox add-on.
- Using a Third-Party App.
The easiest hassle-free way of listening to a YouTube video is to use YouTube Premium formerly known as YouTube Red (2015-18). You can play it in the background. You can lock your screen. It will play just fine. No add it’s the official way. And off course not free.
So much for easy? Let’s go two the second method, then.
From the desktop site:
Actually, it’s not that hard. All you have to do is just follow the steps below.
- Open the browser (Chrome / Firefox) on your android phone.
- Go to YouTube.
- Now, tab the button (with three dots) on the top right corner of your browser.
- From the menu, check the desktop site and open the YouTube desktop site.
- Select the video you want to listen to and play it.
- Go to the home screen by pressing the home key.
- Bring the drop-down menu and play it from here or screen off.
For this method to work properly here are some tips you can follow,
- Make sure the power saving mode does not include your browser and stop it from sending the content in the drop-down menu.
- Your browser is not in the ‘sleeping app’ list if any on your phone.
- Check for the battery is more than 15% so that your phones ‘device care’ automatically doesn’t limit your phone’s CPU capacity.
If you use the Firefox browser then you can add a simple add-on in it and have the same facility to play YouTube on the background on your phone or screen locked. To do so, follow the steps below,
- Open the Firefox in your android phone.
- Tap the top-right three-dot button like before and tap ‘add ons’.
- Go to browse Firefox recommended extensions.
- Search and find add-on ‘Video Background Play Fix’.
- Add to Firefox and repeat steps 5, 6, 7 from the desktop site.
Using a third-party app:
A third-party app can also be an option but only as a last resort. Because cybersecurity is a big issue nowadays. And third party apps can have multiple permissions that can breach your sensitive data and security. So, they have to be trusted.
Three third-party apps you can check are:
- Tube Floating.
- Floating Tube.
Frequently Asked Questions:
After all the four methods hopefully you got it done. You played your desired video in the background and listened to that YouTube video with your screen off. Now let’s take a look at what people ask frequently about this task. You may get some answers too.
Is it possible to play a YouTube video in the background?
Yes, it’s possible. In YouTube Premium, it automatically can be played in the background. Or In your browser, you can go to YouTube and open the desktop site by tapping the top right corner menu and checking the desktop site checkbox. Then go to the home screen and play YouTube in the background.
How do I get YouTube to play when my phone is locked?
Open YouTube in your browser and open the desktop site by tapping the top right corner menu and checking the desktop site checkbox. Then go to the home screen and play YouTube in the background. It will keep playing even after your phone is locked.
Is There an add-on or extension that lets you play YouTube in the background?
Yes, you can use the ‘Video Background Play Fix’ add-on in Firefox. Open the menu by tapping the button with three dots at the up-right corner. Go to add on and then open Firefox recommended extensions’. After that search and find it. Add to your browser. Play the video you want and go to the home screen. Bring the top down menu and play it in the background.
Are there any apps that let’s play YouTube in the lock screen?
Yes, there are many third-party apps available that can help you to play and to listen to all kinds of videos that make your life easy. You can go and search, hence download the desired app from the “Google play store’ and use it.
Now that you know how to YouTube on lock screen in android, it’s easy. So, take YouTube with you, watch or even listen to all of the good and amazing life hacks. Be proactive and be productive.