Play YouTube Videos with Screen Off

Listen/Play YouTube Videos with Screen Off | No App Required

Play YouTube Videos with Screen Off – Listening to songs in YouTube app can be tricky. It is because you will have to keep your screen on for the whole time which consumes a lot of battery. There are numerous apps YouTube Vanced, listento, etc, etc.

But again downloading these apps will consume extra battery and extra storage space. So the question is can you play youtube videos with screen off?

The answer is: Yes, you can.

There is a trick where you don’t have to download any third party app to listen to YouTube music.

In fact, you don’t even need YouTube app if you use this trick to listen to music which are available on YouTube.

You just need a Chrome browser for this trick to complete and I guess, every mobile has a Chrome Browser for sure.

How to Play YouTube Videos with Screen Off?

Follow these steps properly and then you can play any videos in YouTube background.

It might happen that, if you click any YouTube link in your browser, you might be directed to Mobile YouTube App by default. So start with these steps. 

Step 1: Long press on the YouTube app icon, then go to settings.

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Go to your device settings, then select Apps & Notifications, and then click on See all Apps. Then click on the YouTube app.

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Step 2: Click on the Disable button.

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Step 3: A warning will be shown. Click on the DISABLE APP button. It will disable your YouTube app which is very necessary for this trick to work.

The button labeled as DISABLE  will change to ENABLE.

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Step 4: Go to Mobile Chrome browser.

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Step 5: Click on the 3 dots on the upper right side of the Browser. 

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Step 6: Select the Desktop Site. A blue tick should appear in the checkbox.

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Step 7: You will enter into the Desktop version of YouTube.

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Step 8: In the search box, type

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Step 9: Then search for any video in the youtube page.

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Step 10:  After your song is loaded, click on the video to play.

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Step 11: Now click on the home button of your mobile.

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Step 12: As soon as you are out of Chrome browser, your video will be paused.

But, the good part is a different player with play controls will be displayed on your notification tray.

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Step 13: So, just click on the play button.

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Step 14: Then lock your screen. Yayy!! your song will continue to play.

Now, you can listen or play YouTube videos with screen off.

Listen to your favorite music now without fear of losing any battery charge. 

Happy Listening!!

1 Useful Tip: If you want to save your data, then change your video settings to 144p.

Amit Roy

Part-time Content Writer at and a full-time Copy Writer at AmberStudent.

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