Today, the YouTube is the largest 'warehouse' video that exists in the world, which can come from any part of the planet. But aside from watching video, many use YouTube as a way to listen music, since it provides a huge number of tracks for free.
And while on the computer, being able to listen to a song at the same time as another job we can do, by simply minimizing the YouTube page, it's not as easy to do in Android our device. YouTube offers a background play option, but it is paid and many people may not want to pay the price.
But there seems to be a solution to this problem.
A Redditor, by name u / Comboxer, has posted a simple trick where you can play almost any YouTube video in the background without paying anything. You will not need to install any illegal software on phone as this trick works by using the VLC multimedia player on Android.
How to play background video using VLC?
To play your favorite music videos in the background, you just need to follow the steps below:
- Download and install VLC for Android from Google Play.
- Open the YouTube app and select the video you want to play in the background.
- Tap the menu button (three dots), and then tap Share.
- Select Play in the VLC option on the share sheet.
- After the video is loaded into VLC, touch the three dot menu in the lower right corner.
- Then, tap Play as the audio in the list.
Now, the VLC application will only play sound from this file. It doesn't matter if it's music or video with some other content.
You can minimize the VLC app, lock your phone and listen to it content you want without worrying that something may not be clicked.
To restore the video, press the play button in the upper left corner of the VLC app. But make sure you don't press the back button as the video will stop and you will need to add it again.
However, be aware that this trick does not work for playlists. As an alternative, you can create a new playlist on the VLC itself and add the desired song from YouTube. This way, you can also enjoy background play and playlists. In addition, this trick does not work on devices iOS.
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