How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on Android Phone

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Using split-screen mode in your Google Pixel XL, you can watch YouTube videos and chat on WhatsApp or Facebook with your friends at the same time. Here’s how to play YouTube in the background on android devices without using multi-window mode. In the YouTube app on your android device stop running videos when opening another app on your devices. But using this trick even after the locked phone screen, play YouTube videos in the background on Android devices. Also, use Picture-in-picture mode in YouTube App on your Android or iPhone devices.

You can download apps from play store or use YouTube red to play YouTube videos in background on android phone. In YouTube red, you can find background play features to play videos in the background. Check out below-given tricks to play YouTube videos in the background on Pixel and Pixel XL (Android Nougat 7.1.2).

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How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on All Pixel/Android phones

This trick is perfect to use Picture-in-picture mode without YouTube Red in android devices.

Step 1: Open any web browser on your android devices.

Step 2: Open Google and Search YouTube.com.

You can view a list of YouTube videos on your device.

Step 3: Tap on a video you want to play in the background in your android device.

Tap on three vertical dots in YouTube app on pixel

Step 4: Tap on Three vertical dots from top of the right side corner.

Tap on request desktop to play video in background on pixel

Step 5: Check the box Request desktop.

Pause YouTube video in your device

Step 6: Pause the video.

Step 7: Tap on the Home button to close the browser.

Step 8: Now Pull down the notification panel from the home screen.

Play YouTube videos in background on Pixel phone

Step 9: Touch on the Play button.

Step 10: Tap on the Full-screen icon.

Step 11: Tap on the home screen button in your android device.

YouTube PIP Mode in Oreo without YouTube Red

Now small screen view (Show above screenshot) in your device. Enjoy YouTube PIP mode in android devices without YouTube Red.

Now, play YouTube in the background on your Pixel and Pixel XL phone. Open WhatsApp or Facebook or any other chat app and chat with your friends and enjoy YouTube music.

Also, using the multi-window mode, you can play YouTube videos and chat with your friends at the same time on your Pixel and other latest android devices.

How to Use Split-Screen Mode on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Using multi-screen mode on Google Pixel, you can use two apps at the same time in your devices.

Use Multi window mode on Google Pixel phone

Tap on recent button > Tap on any app wish to display on multi-window mode > Press & hold the recent button > now select other apps want to use from the recently opened app

Alternative Way (Latest Android): Open recent apps > Tap the App icon at the top of the app > Split screen > Select the second app from a list

Now displaying two apps on your Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone screen. You can chat with your friends and enjoy your favorite music on YouTube also.

I hope you will enjoy this trick to play YouTube videos in background on Pixel phone. Do you have any other tips you want to share with us? Let us know in below comment box.

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